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    • Mardi Gras Float

    • 1887
    • John Gus Hines (b. 1844) designed and built Mardi Gras floats for several Mobile mystic societies. This Knights of Revelry float, which is called "The Dunce," was constructed for the parade called "The Seven Ages of Man." Hines drew several scenes,...
    • Mardi Gras Float

    • 1920
    • John Gus Hines (b. 1844) designed and built Mardi Gras floats for several Mobile mystic societies. This is one of the last Mardi Gras float drawings that Hines created. It was designed for the Knights of Revelry and the theme for the parade was...
    • Babe Ruth

    • n.d.
    • Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees came to Mobile several times in the 1920s to play exhibition games. Here, the ""Sultan of Swat"" poses with team mates Bill Dickey (on the left) and Lefty Gomez.
    • 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...
    • Autogiro

    • 1936
    • Promoting Champion sparkplugs, this autogiro, a predecessor of the helicopter, made a visit to Mobile, Alabama. The aircraft landed at Bates Field and offered rides to several locals, including the owner of McGowin-Lyons Company, the largest local...
    • 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...
    • Dauphine Theater

    • 1920
    • The entrance to the Dauphine Theatre, 1920. The theatre underwent several name changes. In 1918 it was the Majestic and in 1922 the Bijou. At the time this photo was taken, the cost of admission for an adult was seventeen cents.
    • Meaher Building,

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    • 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...
    • "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...
    • Mardi Gras Float

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    • John Gus Hines (b. 1844) designed and built Mardi Gras floats for several Mobile mystic societies. This is Hines' rendition of a World War I memorial. It is unclear whether this ever appeared in a Mardi Gras parade.
    • Mardi Gras Float

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    • John Gus Hines (b. 1844) designed and built Mardi Gras floats for several Mobile mystic societies. This drawing is titled "Trip the Fantastic Toe," which was another way of saying "Trip the Light Fantastic" or "dance." Only one group of people on...
    • Mardi Gras Float

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    • John Gus Hines (b. 1844) designed and built Mardi Gras floats for several Mobile mystic societies. This is one of a series of drawings Hines created in what he called "Woman's Theme." This one is titled "Why Men Don't Marry." It depicts two women...
    • Mardi Gras Float

    • 1913
    • John Gus Hines (b. 1844) designed and built Mardi Gras floats for several Mobile mystic societies. This float, designed by Hines for the Order of Myths mystic society, features the story of Arachne and Athena, and formed part of the "Classic Myths"...
    • Mardi Gras Float

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    • John Gus Hines (b. 1844) designed and built Mardi Gras floats for several Mobile mystic societies. Patty and Her Pitcher was a fairy tale written by Alfred Crowquill. This drawing shows Patty and her pitcher in prison and guarded by a man with a...

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