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    • McGill High School,

    • n.d.
    • 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...
    • Cawthon Hotel

    • 1941
    • The oaks of Bienville Square were still recovering from the hurricane of 1926 when this photo was taken. Towering to the west is the Cawthon Hotel, constructed in 1906 using a steel frame and reinforced concrete. Atop the hotel was a glass enclosed...
    • 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...
    • Overbey Family,

    • 1935
    • Erik Overbey and family. His wife, Ida, is seated on the left stoop. Son Per sits on the top step on the far left, next to his brother. Overbey's daughter, with whom he would live after his retirement, is on the far left on the bottom step. This...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Hurricane Frederic

    • 1979
    • Except for a brief time, this statue of Admiral Raphael Semmes has stood at the corner of Government and Royal streets in Mobile, Alabama, since it was erected in 1900. Here it lies on its back after being toppled by the winds of Hurricane Frederic...
    • West Ward School,

    • n.d.
    • The West Ward School (later the Admiral Semmes School), ca. 1895. Built in the Italianate style, the structure was located on Springhill Avenue in Mobile, Alabama, just east of Ann Street. The ditch along the side of the road was undoubtedly used...
    • Hurricane of 1906

    • 1906
    • The hurricane of 1906 made landfall near Biloxi, Mississippi, as a strong category two on September 27, 1906. This image shows people venturing out after the storm to view the damage done to the steeple of Christ Episcopal Church.
    • Mardi Gras

    • 1967
    • Joseph Stillwell Cain, a local city clerk, revived Mardi Gras in Mobile after the Civil War, for which Mobilians annually celebrate his memory by dedicating the Sunday before Fat Tuesday as Joe Cain Day. Here the Excelsior Band, itself a Mardi Gras...
    • Holcombe, William H.

    • n.d.
    • William H. Holcome was a former sheriff of Mobile County and served in the Alabama House of Representatives. In 1923 federal agents arrested Holcombe and others, charging them with the illegal distribution of alcohol. After some manuevering, a jury...
    • Hartwell, Harry T.

    • n.d.
    • The man in the center of this photograph is Harry T. Hartwell. He served four terms as mayor of Mobile, Alabama, and was instrumental in getting a new baseball park established after Monroe Park was destroyed in the hurricane of 1926. The new park...
    • "Death Tree"

    • 1934
    • The "death tree" at Canal Street and Washington Avenue in Mobile, Alabama. Because of its location at the end of a curve in the road (unseen in this image), which drivers had a hard time avoiding if going too fast or in bad weather, the tree had...
    • Civil War Soldiers

    • n.d.
    • Three American Civil War soldiers. The "M.C." on the cap worn by the man in the middle denotes the Mobile Cadets, a militia company formed by young, local Mobile, Alabama, men as early as 1844. The cadets held balls, annual encampments, drills, and...


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