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Added by Dylan. Visit Alabama with Atlas Obscura Trips. Thanks for subscribing! Community Discussion No Comments Yet. The images appear to have been taken in the late 19th century. They show various scenes, including the first store, the bluff, and the post office and postmaster. Also includes images of various boats. One scrapbook 10 x 7 consisting of black and white photographs most 3 x 4 taken at the George Petithory Clover Leaf Golf Course. The images were made around and show golfers at the course.
Many of the people in the images are Petithory family members. There are also a few news clippings about the tournaments held at the golf course, as well as a score card from the Fairy Links Miniature Golf Course at Bayview Park in Pensacola, and a managerial courtesy ticket to the Lyric Theatre.
Contains 24 glass plate negatives 5 x 7 of rural scenes near Troy, Alabama, made about Some individuals have been identified. All the negatives have been printed. This collections is made up of color slides and 25 photographs 3 x 5. The photographs show various schools in Mobile. The slides were made in and show, among other things, President Richard Nixon during his visit to Mobile, Ellicott's Stone, and various area forts, as well as local houses and businesses.
There are no negatives for the prints.
Made up of black and white photographs 8 x 10 that primarily show unidentified houses and aerial views of Mobile, although there is one image of the exterior of the Mobile Electric Company. Contains 21 glass plate negatives 4 x 5 made by an unknown photographer c. A few prints are available.
Also includes a number of unidentified late 19th- and early 20th-century portraits. Of particular interest is a carte de visite of Bishop John Quinlan, but also includes other prominent people such as John T. Contains several hundred color negatives and prints 3 x 5 made by Mr. Worstell in the late s and s of shipbuilding in Bayou La Batre. The negatives are documented as to date, place, and name of ship. Skip Left Navigation. Toggle navigation Menu. Search Search A-Z Index.
This collection contains 58 nitrate negatives 8 x 10 and 9 x 9. They were taken between August 24, and October 5, The remaining 26 negatives are not dated but show an area near Talladega, Alabama. None of the negatives have been printed. Includes status reports on the Bankhead and Wallace Tunnels , progress photographs of the construction of the Wallace Tunnel Also includes Wallace Tunnel pre-construction conference notes , snapshots , weekly progress reports , and some tunnel employee training exams n.
In all, there are approximately 2, images in this collection. Contains approximately 30, safety sheet film negatives 4" x 5" taken by various company photographers from the s to the s. Subjects include employees at work, ship construction and repair. The negatives are well identified and indexed. A small number have been printed, especially those dealing with WWII-era activities. In , the Aluminum Company of America donated approximately photographs, slides, and negatives that relate to the company's construction of its Mobile plant in , to its expansion in , and to its modernization in Armitstead, the photographer, worked for the land company of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad and concentrated on the port and agricultural activity along that railroad line.
The negatives are grouped by subject areas, in particular, rural scenes, waterfront, and transportation. In addition, the images show lumber and railroad scenes in north Mobile County, Alabama, as well as public buildings and residences in Mobile.
All of the negatives have been printed and cataloged. Along with the above, the G. Michael Collection includes several original Armitstead prints showing the Michael family home and farm in Citronelle and the family along with a group of others posing on the front porch of the Hygeia Hotel in Citronelle. This collection is made up of 30 black and white photographs 8 x 10 , 2 copy negatives 4 x 5 , and 13 postcards of bay boats, hurricane damage, and Selma, Alabama, defenses during the Civil War.
This collection contains copy negatives 4 x 5 of 61 prints of various scenes in and around Mobile. Most of the images appear to have been taken by Boyle's Studio and date to the early 20th century. They include a Confederate veterans' reunion, harness racing, hurricane damage, two riverboats, and the Vincent House. This collection consists of one small photo album containing 11 photographs appx. A few of them show him wearing his University Military School uniform; others show him with his bicycle. Copy negatives have been made of two of the UMS photos.
There are no negatives for the other images. This collection is made up of 9 photo album pages with 4 photographs of the Summerville Court Apartments in , 54 images of the construction of the Bankhead Tunnel in , and 6 photographs of Gulf Shipbuilding taken in April The images range from 3 x 4 to 8 x There are no negatives. Oscar N. Barney was the first and long-time manager of the Mobile airport. This small collection is made up of 14 prints of various sizes.
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They relate to aviation in Mobile. Of particular interest is a somewhat fuzzy aerial of Bates Field and another of opening ceremonies for Eastern Airlines in Many of them are identified. Of particular interest are the photographs of the Knights of Revelry, Comic Cowboys, and Floral Mardi Gras parades, and of the centennial celebration of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
Consists of 24 black and white photographs 8 x 10 taken by Beckham between and There are also images of Magnolia Cemetery, including shots of the Bellingrath Monument. The photos are dry mounted. While a student at the University of South Alabama, Ron Bell took these 10 photographs 8 x 10 of downtown Mobile in the aftermath of Hurricane Frederic. There are no negatives but Bell did include handwritten captions. A few prints have been made, but there is no index or documentation for these negatives.
Subjects in this small collection include various groups and the following garden locations: the spring house, the totem pole, the entrance, Bellcamp Lodge, the carriage house, the rope swing, the pier, and construction of the home. The images also show transportation of azaleas and azalea scenes at the Bellingrath home on Ann Street. Taken in the s and s, there are 47 nitrate negatives 4 x 5 in this collection.
Consists of glass lantern slides, two-by-two black and white negatives, and three 35mm negatives. The lantern slides date from the mids to the late s; the Fishing Rodeo negatives were made in and the shots of Fort Gaines in During the Civil War, Mobile was protected on its western side by a series of earthen fortifications that ringed the city. One of those bisected North Catherine Street north of St. Stephens Road. One hundred years later, the earthworks there were leveled to make way for Peters Park. All of the 14 black and white negatives 2 x 2 in this collection are of the earthen defenses at that location.
This collection is made up several smaller donations of images related to Brookley Air Force Base. The images were taken in the late s to mids. Some were used to document overcrowding at the facility; others appear to have been shot as a sort of inventory of the facility prior to its closing. A third set shows military personnel and civilians employees working at the facility during World War II.
Contains 57 glass plate negatives 4 x 5 and 60 cyanotypes of Mobile and Eastern Shore scenes taken c. Also includes 23 postcards of Eastern Shore scenes made by Frank Stewart c. Sandoz about This collection consists of 24 black and white safety negatives 3 x 5 taken of various downtown scenes. This collection also has 8 black and white photographs without negatives of other downtown scenes. This collection is comprised of approximately 77, negatives 4 x 5 and 5 x 7 taken from to [bulk ].
While portraiture makes up most of the collection, it also contains historically significant images such as the graduation photograph of Vivian Malone. Her father, August F. Parker, was in the Creole Number 1 Fire Company. Her collection consists of 24 mounted photographs of various sizes primarily cabinet cards and 4 postcards. The majority are portraits made by various Mobile studios during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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The subjects are predominantly Creole. Of particular interest is an image of a member of the Creole Fire Company and another, made around , of a group at the Cathedral School for Creole children, which was in operation from to around The Mobile Genealogical Society has additional information on Butler. Contains black and white negatives and photographs 8 x 10 of the construction of Mobile General Hospital the present-day University of South Alabama Medical Center.
The images are dated between July and April They are dated and briefly captioned. There are also 11 smaller photos from March , black and white negatives 4 x 5 of construction from July to October , and black and white negatives of construction between April and April Bryan, who worked for the hospital's architect, Cooper Van Antwerp, was given the materials after Van Antwerp retired.
This small collection is comprised of 10 black and white photographs of various sizes, two of which are dry mounted related to the Mobile Press, and taken around They include views of the composing room and of William Zieback Sr. This collection consists of 82 World War II-era black and white photographs 4 x 5 and 8 x 10 showing ship launchings at the Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company, as well as ship construction and a few unidentified office workers.
Many of the ships are identified and launching or construction date is noted. Champion's collection is made up of 6 glass plate negatives 4 x 5 showing interior views of the McCoy home at Government Street now the site of the Mobile Public Library. There are also 3 unidentified daguerreotypes, 2 unidentified ambrotypes, and 6 unidentified cartes de visite.
In addition, contains 14 prints of miscellaneous sizes some mounted of the McCoy family and friends. Most of those are unidentified but they do show Mattie B. The collection includes 4 prints of Thomas Cooper DeLeon and his home. The collection also has miscellaneous papers, including a letter dated from George Fearn, president of the Mobile Public Library's executive committee, to Fannie McCoy regarding the purchase of the McCoy property; a invitation to graduation ceremonies for Barton Academy, a Mobile High School commencement program, a circa invitation to a Knights of Revelry ball, and a report card.
Contains 27 original black and white prints of various sizes. There are also scenes taken in Montgomery, Alabama, including the inauguration of Jefferson Davis, as well as images of flooding in Mobile, Alabama, after the hurricane.
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There are no negatives but all of the images have been digitized. Within this collection are 4 photograph albums and numerous loose images of the family of John T. Cochrane Sr. The photos date from the pre-Civil War period through the s.
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Some are dated. They include tintypes and porcelain pictures. There are also World War II military photographs of Jewish detainees who had been tortured and murdered. The photographs were made by Mrs. Cochrane's grandfather, William A. Gates, between and Some of the images are cyanotypes. Some are in excellent condition; others have become extremely faded.
Coffin, a master mechanic for the Mobile Light and Railroad Company from to , photographed many of the company's activities. Pictured are views of various types of streetcars, their construction and repair at the Monroe Park shops, and the laying of track. Also included are numerous views of buildings and amusements at Monroe Park. Most of the negatives have been printed. Made up of 20 postcards of various Mobile scenes.
Includes, among others, the sun room and lobby of the Hotel St. Consists of 21 postcards of various scenes in and around Mobile. Includes 6 of Fort Morgan around and 15 of the aftermath of the storm. Contains approximately 1, negatives and transparencies of various sizes that show travels in the U. The photographer is unknown but was likely Counselman. No prints of the negatives have been made. This collection is comprised of negatives 35mm , of which are of the Crosby family, taken during the tracing of the family's genealogy.
The remaining negatives in this collection were used to illustrate a book by Samuel N. The book is also available.
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This small collection is made up of 7 color 8 x 10 and 11 x 14 and 11 black and white 11 x 14 photographs of Delchamps store interiors and exteriors. Contains 60 scenes of Mobile, circa , copied from Depuy's postcard collection. Color slides and black and white negatives from the postcards. This artificial grouping contains over 3, original and copy negatives 4 x 5 from many sources. Some were made from photographs loaned or donated to The McCall Library.
Subjects include Mobile street scenes, waterfront, maps, groups, special events, other towns in Mobile and Baldwin counties, recreation, houses, etc. The negatives are cataloged and cross-referenced. Prints can be made from most of them. We also have a large collection of color and black and white slides, some of contemporary scenes in and around Mobile, others of historical subjects copied from publications, museums, etc. There may be restrictions on the use of some material. The slides are grouped by subject but are not indexed.
This collection is made up of 34 family portraits of various Drago, Cummins, and Rouse family members. Includes 10 cabinet cards, 17 cartes de visite, and 7 other portraits. Most are identified. Consists of 92 slides of postcards, the majority of which are of the Mobile area but there are also scenes from Brewton, Clanton, Eutaw, Florence, Linden, and Phenix City.
Most of the postcards date to the early 20th century. Contains color slides and 99 black and white copy negatives 35mm of Dr.