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    • World War I,

    • 1919
    • The Rainbow Division marches up Mobile, Alabama's Government Street after World War I. The archway was erected by a local company and dedicated to the mothers who had lost sons during the war. Down the side of one of the archway's pillars a sign...
    • McCrady, John

    • 1937
    • Artist John McCrady, who was born and reared in southern Mississippi and Louisiana, and who painted the acclaimed Portrait of a Negro, posed for this image in 1937. His terrier Pieter Breughel is also shown in the photograph. This image appeared in...
    • Hartwell Field

    • 1958
    • Baseball and Hartwell Field went together. The baseball park was named in honor of former mayor Harry T. Hartwell, who was instrumental in providing the land after Monroe Park was destroyed in the 1926 hurricane. The field was located at Tennessee...
    • Strand Theatre,

    • 1918
    • In 1918 the Strand Theatre was located at 11 North Conception, G. R. McKenzie president and manager. That year it advertised its "moving pictures." Admission cost a dime and the theatre showed The Eleventh Commandment, directed by Ralph Ince and...
    • Lynching,

    • 01/24/1909
    • Newspaper article describing the lynching of black carpenter Richard Robertson, who was first shot several times before being hung from this tree near Christ Episcopal Church in downtown Mobile, Alabama, in January 1909. The white "X" seen in the...
    • Powers, John

    • n.d.
    • John Powers was sheriff of Mobile County from 1900 to 1906. Before that he was clerk of the city court. He was also a member of the Can't Get Away Club. Organized in the 1830s, the club was made up of local men who stayed in the city during yellow...
    • Battle House Hotel

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    • The original Battle House Hotel. Built in 1852 and located on Royal Street, the hotel was said to be located on the spot where Andrew Jackson made his headquarters during the War of 1812. It is named for James Battle, one of the men who conceived...
    • Win a Pony,

    • 1932
    • In order to give children something to do over the summer holidays during the Great Depression, the local paper used to stage a contest that ran from June to September. The paper would print coupons, which children had to collect. The child who...
    • Creole Fire Department

    • 1919
    • In 1919, these descendants of the people who established the Creole Fire Department celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding. Before 1888, when the city created a professional fire department, independent companies were established by local...
    • Allen Life Guards

    • 1930
    • Members of the Allen Life Guards, a segregated boy scout troop. This photo was taken in a brickyard near Virginia Avenue in Mobile, Alabama, prior to the group's departure for Tuskegee Institute and Washington, D.C. Clarence Mathews, who was John...
    • Meaher Building,

    • n.d.
    • The Meaher Building on the northeast corner of St. Joseph and St. Michael streets, ca. 1925. On the bottom floor was Morrison's Cafeteria, which had moved from the German Relief Hall. The upper floors of the building housed the CPA firm of Prichard...
    • Memorial Park,

    • 1936
    • This monument stands in Memorial Park, located at Government and Houston streets in Mobile, Alabama. The funds to build the memorial were raised by the Mothers Army and Navy League. It is dedicated to the memory of Mobilians who lost their lives...
    • Mobile Mardi Gras,

    • 1995
    • Mobile's African American Mardi Gras organization, known as the Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association, was founded in 1939. Each year it crowns King Elexis I and his queen, who rule over a fortnight's festivities. Tammy Conway, pictured here, was...
    • McGill High School,

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    • The interior of a McGill Institute classroom. Constructed in 1896, McGill was a high school for Catholic boys. It was named after Arthur McGill, a shoe store owner who had left the money for the school's construction in his will. For more than...
    • Sansom, Emma

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    • Emma Samson (1847-1900) was a native of Georgia who moved with her family to Alabama when she was just a child. In 1863, as a teenager, she aided Confederate Brigadier General Nathan Bedford Forrest in crossing Black Creek near Gadsden, Alabama, in...


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