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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. 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.

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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Eichold's postcard collection. The postcards date from the early s to the s and show primarily Mobile and Fairhope scenes. An inventory of the postcards and contact prints are available. The McCall Library has also copied material from scrapbooks belonging to the Comic Cowboys, a Mardi Gras organization, which was used to illustrate Dr.

Eichold's book, Without Malice There are color slides and 22 black and white negatives 4 x 5 in this group. Donation number also includes a number of photographs of locally significant doctors, including Josiah Nott, Henry Levert, Eugene Bondurant, and Tucker Frazer. Eichold apparently gathered these images together as part of his research for his contribution to the publication Dictionary of American Medical Biography.

Not all of the files on the doctors contain a photograph, however, and many of the images were laminated, contributing to deteriorated photos. Interested parties should first contact The McCall Library to see if an image exists or if the image s can be reproduced. A list of the doctors can be found in the finding aid to the collection, which is available on site. Consists of 3 glass plate negatives of a view of the Fairhope Pier around , a lumber mill belonging to Frank Brown circa , and a man working construction. This small collection is made up of 4 prints 8 x 10 and 11 x 14 of the Southern Lumber Export Association banquet at the Grand Hotel in Contains 88 black and white copy negatives of photographs from albums of early Grand Bay, Alabama, taken from around to The best images have been printed and are identified.

The collection may not be used for any commercial purpose, but is otherwise available to researchers. This collection is made up of photographs 8 x 10 and 11 x 14 , most black and white, of buildings designed by an architectural firm with which Froom was employed. The images date from to the mids and show various local schools and businesses. No negatives are available but there is an inventory of the images. Consists of 12 glass plate negatives of the Fruitdale, Alabama, area, an unincorporated community in Washington County, Alabama. The photos include the Fruitdale railroad station, cattle being driven by men on horseback, men standing on a railroad track above flood waters, a milk delivery wagon, and men in a canoe on the Dog River.

All of the images have been digitized. Gaston in the s, both before and after Hurricane Frederic. Some of the structures photographed were destroyed by that storm.

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These slides may not be used commercially but an inventory is available. Consists of 17 color slides of the ribbon cutting for a s Azalea Trail and 3 black and white photographs of former archbishop Thomas J. This collection is made up of over 1, slides 35mm illustrating Mobile's architectural heritage and made by architectural historian Elizabeth Gould.

The slides are well identified and organized principally by architectural styles. The collection also includes 35mm black and white negatives made by Gould to illustrate her book From Fort to Port: An Architectural History of Mobile, Alabama, Contains 1 black and white photograph 3 x 4 of the entrance to the Visitation Convent.

There is no negative. Consists of 40 glass plate negatives 4 x 5 believed to have been made around in the Pensacola, Florida, area. Although the people shown in the negatives remain unidentified, these negatives depict life along the Gulf Coast more than one hundred years ago. Subjects include beach and camping scenes, tennis, boys playing, and home interiors. The McCall Library made 49 color slides early s to the s from Gwin's postcard collection, which show various scenes in Mobile and other cities along the Gulf Coast.

An inventory is available. This collection consists of color slides 35mm of over historic sites in Alabama taken by Larry Hamilton a few commercial slides are included. The slides are well identified and an inventory is available. There are restrictions on the commercial use of material in this collection.

Contains black and white negatives mm and 35mm made in Mobile during the s for engineering studies before streets were resurfaced, buildings remodeled, etc. Of particular interest are the pictures made of lower Dauphin Street. Dates and locations are given. Contact sheets are available. This collection consists of approximately 5, black and white negatives mostly mm made by Draffus Lamar Hightower and depicting various scenes in Barbour County, Alabama, from to Most of the images feature the everyday people and ordinary events of the county but some do show George Wallace campaigning for governor.

The black and white nitrate negatives in this collection are of architectural features of historic structures in and around Mobile taken by photographers for the Historic American Buildings Survey. The negatives depict building exteriors and architectural detail. Most of the negatives have been printed and cataloged.

Contains 1 undated newspaper photograph of the exterior of the Tucker School and a group of students.

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Includes slides mostly color , prints mostly black and white , and 93 negatives most black and white of various University of South Alabama people, events, and venues. The negatives were made between and All of them have been printed. Also contains 1 photo 8 x10 , taken about , of people unloading mahogany from a schooner. One of the images shows destruction at the Alabama, Tennessee, and Northern Railroad docks; another shows the riverboat Twining sunken at the foot of Dauphin Street.

The donor of the images was the daughter of William A. Reed, a local photographer, and there are several photos of the damage around their home. Consists of 1 photo album, 8 loose prints, 10 postcards, and 2 nitrate negatives. The photos in the album are dated circa to circa They mostly show groups of young people, sailing ships, and sports, and appear to have been taken on the Eastern Shore.

Most of the people in them are unidentified but are most likely the friends and family of H. There are copy negatives 35mm for most of the images. The loose prints show the Slaton boat being moved from downtown Mobile to its launching site on the Mobile River. The Danner-Frazier home is visible in one of them.

There are no negatives for the loose prints or postcards. This collection contains color slides 35mm made between and that show "hot type" as it was used in newspaper production. Irvin, a former assistant advertising manager for the local paper, used the slides in lectures delivered to the local community. Made up of 3 safety negatives 5 x 7 showing the kilns and drying sheds at Fairhope Clay Products Company about Hood, P. Beauregard, John C.


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Breckenridge, Kirby Smith, and Wade Hampton, as well as 32 cabinet cards. Many of the cartes de visite and cabinet cards were made by local studios. Contains color postcards, 99 of which are of the Mobile area. There are also views of Dauphin Island, Gulf Shores, and Bellingrath Gardens, as well as shots of the old police building on Government Street and the docks. The remaining postcards are of other Alabama cities and counties, including the Peanut Festival in Dothan, and views of Birmingham, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa.

The postcards range from the s a couple to the s and s more frequently. The cards were collected by the donor's great-grandmother and organized by his grandmother and parents. Contains copy negatives 35mm of 11 historic black and white and hand-colored postcards, primarily Mobile scenes from the early decades of the twentieth century. Approximately 25 copy negatives 4 x 5 of members of the David Langan family. William Lavendar was a long-time free lance photographer for the local paper. His collection consists of 89 black and white prints 8 x 10 AND 11 x 14 of various scenes. Copy negatives 4 x 5 for some of the images have been made.

There are no negatives, but a guide to the collection is available.

Contains approximately 10, black and white negatives and prints of various sizes made between and of Mobile properties which were rented or sold by Marx Realty, one of the city's oldest real estate businesses. It is particularly useful to architectural researchers since buildings can be located by block and lot number. Photographs made of the same location over many years also document the changes that occurred to structures and entire neighborhoods. Most structures photographed are also described as regards size, condition, and price on file cards which accompany the pictures.

Six thousand of the best images have been digitized and are available for viewing on site. This small collection is made up of 2 black and white signed photographs 6 x 9 of poet laureate John Masefield. This images were sent by Masefield to a local Mobile attorney and ended up in a donation of books the attorney made to the university. The 67 glass plate negatives in this collection were taken c. Subjects include picnic scenes at Shelby Springs, Alabama, a Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity group photo, and portraits of unidentified groups and individuals. Twenty of the best images have been printed.

Also includes a Mardi Gras scene and the home of John Cochrane. Max P.


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  • McGill Sr. Unfortunately, only a small portion of his work has survived due to a fire. There are safety and nitrate negatives 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 and 53 glass plate negatives 5 x 7 in his collection. The nitrate and safety negatives include aerial views and street scenes in Mobile and Fairhope.

    The glass plates are primarily portraits of individuals, including Mr. Gaston and McGill family members. A number of the images have been printed. This series of black and white photographs was made by family and friends of the donor.

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    The images were taken and Also includes 2 photographs of snow scenes from BLAKE Contains approximately10, nitrate and safety negatives 4 x 5 and 5 x 7 made by S. Blake McNeely, a free-lance photographer, in and around Mobile during the s and s. Significant subjects include: Mardi Gras, education, houses, waterfront, and street scenes.

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