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    • "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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Convent of the Visitation

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    • The exterior of the Chapel of the Sacred Heart on the grounds of the Convent of the Visitation. The convent is also often called the Visitation Monastery. The convent was founded as a private school in 1833 by Bishop Michael Portier. The chapel was...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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

    • 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...

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