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    • Babe Ruth

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    • 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.
    • Stanky, Eddie

    • 1980
    • Edward Raymond "Eddie" Stanky (1916-1999) stands beside the plaque out in front of Stanky Field on the campus of the University of South Alabama. Stanky, who played second base for several Major League Baseball teams, also managed in the majors...
    • 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...
    • Fowler, John Ellis

    • 1936
    • John Ellis Fowler in his watch shop. Fowler, who had come to Mobile, Alabama, from Mississippi around 1890. A fine craftsman at repairing watches and clocks, Fowler was also interested in air flight. From 1893 through 1899 he experimented with...
    • Mardi Gras Float

    • 1904
    • John Gus Hines (b. 1844) designed and builit Mardi Gras floats for several Mobile mystic societies. In this drawing, three men appear to be aiming a weapon of some kind at a princess high atop a mountain. The Order of Myths parade theme of which...
    • Mardi Gras Float

    • 1898
    • John Gus Hines (b. 1844) designed and built Mardi Gras floats for several Mobile mystic societies. Hines created this drawing for the Order of Myths parade entitled simply "Love." It shows the artist's idea of Grecian Love, in which a couple stands...
    • 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...
    • Mardi Gras Float

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    • John Gus Hines (b. 1844) designed and built Mardi Gras floats for several Mobile mystic societies. The Order of Myths theme for the parade featuring this float was "Legend and Romance." This drawing tells the story of Elaine, who, legend says, died...
    • Mardi Gras Float

    • 1899
    • John Gus Hines (b. 1844) designed and built Mardi Gras floats for several Mobile mystic societies. The parade theme the year Hines drew this float for the Knights of Revelry was "The Fairies." The sign in the image appears to read "Faries of the...
    • Mardi Gras Float

    • 1869
    • John Gus Hines (b. 1844) designed and built Mardi Gras floats for several Mobile mystic societies. The theme of the Striker's Independent Society's parade the year this was drawn was "The Idols We Worship." The float shows Siddhartha Gautama, or...
    • 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

    • 1895
    • John Gus Hines (b. 1844) designed and built Mardi Gras floats for several Mobile mystic societies. This float design represents the zodiac sign of Libra and was drawn for the Knights of Revelry parade "Signs of the Zodiac." Shown are a large scale...
    • Mardi Gras Float

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    • John Gus Hines (b. 1844) designed and built Mardi Gras floats for several Mobile mystic societies. This float design was for the parade "Muses Modernized." It depicts Hines' idea of an updated muse comedy. The figures on the float, judging by the...
    • Mardi Gras Float

    • 1892
    • John Gus Hines (b. 1844) designed and built Mardi Gras floats for several Mobile mystic societies. This float was designed for the Knights of Revelry. The overall theme of the KOR parade that year was "Games and Pastimes." Depicted are two young...
    • Mardi Gras Float

    • 1911
    • John Gus Hines (b. 1844) designed and built Mardi Gras floats for several Mobile mystic societies. This float, built for the Infant Mystics, depicts Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville setting sail from La Rochelle, France, in 1698. The theme the year...

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