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The McCall Library Photo Gallery  

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This gallery shows representative examples of images from various of our photograph collections or images from multiple collections that revolve around a theme. Each gallery is briefly described below. We are pleased to provide reproductions of all of these images, as well as the more than 1,000,000 other images we own. Consult our photo services page for more information.  

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West Ward School
Scenes from around the Mobile area, all made in 1895.


Three Female Welders during WWII
A group of images from the Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company collection, which is particularly strong for the years of World War II.

Armitstead Collection  

Thomas E. Armiststead Colleciton
A selection of images from Mobile & Ohio Railroad photographer T. E. Armitstead.

Bellingrath Gardens Collection  

Walter Bellingrath
A group of images related to Bellingrath Gardens in Theodore, Alabama.

Brookley Air Force Base  

Brookley Air Force Base
Images of the former Brookley Air Force Base, primarily from the 1950s

Eastern Shore  

Resort Hotel, Magnolia Springs, Alabama
Twenty photographs depicting life on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay.

Mardi Gras  

A Mardi Gras duo, c. 1905
A group of images related to Mardi Gras celebrations in Mobile, Alabama.

Marx Collection  

Corner of Government and Scott Streets, 1950
Architectural images from the collection of realtor Julius E. Marx. Images in this collection were made between the 1920s and the 1980s. Digitization of these images made possible by an endowment from Julien Marx.

McNeely Collection  

Folly on top of a glass of champagne
A group of photographs from free-lance photographer S. Blake McNeely, who worked between the 1930s and the 1940s and whose images were seen in magazines like Life and Vogue.

Overbey Collection  

Dauphin Street in the "Roaring 20s"

A selection of the more than 60,000 negatives in the Erik Overbey Collection, spanning the years from 1880 to 1958.


Mobile Waterfront
A selection of the more than 300 panoramic images in The McCall Library, all taken by Erik Overbey, and dating from as early as 1900 to as late as 1940.


Mobile Native Leroy "Satchel" Paige
Ten recreationally-related images of baseball, fishing, hunting, and water activities.


Entrance to the Dauphine Theater
Eight Erik Overbey photographs of local theaters.

USS Alabama (BB-60)  

USS Alabama (BB 60) Arrives in Mobile, Alabama
Twelve black and white and color images from various collections of the World War II vessel USS Alabama (BB-60).

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