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Growing Up in Mobile: Great Depression Slide Collection

Title

Growing Up in Mobile: Great Depression Slide Collection

Description

35mm slides of Mobile during the Great Depression

Publisher

Mobile Public Library

Date

1929-1939

Contributor

USA Photographic Archives

Identifier

Great-Depression-Slide-Collection

Items in the Growing Up in Mobile: Great Depression Slide Collection Collection

Inside Diner
View of the inside of a diner, with booths, tables, bar counter, and a jukebox in the back

Squibb Home Necessities Week
Albright & Woods Drugstore window display with Squibb products, including shaving cream, milk of magnesia, with signs advertising "Squibb Home Necessities Week"

Garden Path
Two ladies standing in the middle of a path looking at a blooming flower bush

Roxy Theater
Crowd outside of Roxy Theater, with sign showing "Gone With the Wind. Clark Gable, Vivian Leigh"

Building Again, Close up
Close up of sign from Building Again image, reading "Building Again to keep pace with our slogan of working 'For Alabama, it's Port, and Progress' "

Building Again
Building being constructed, with a sign reading, "Building Again to keep pace with our slogan of working 'For Alabama, it's Port, and Progress' "

Cypress
Cypress in the water, with the Mobile Docks in the background

Boats in the Bay
4 large boats in Mobile Bay

Pool Outing
A group of boys pose before by the side of the pool, presumably before jumping in

Class Portrait
Children posing for what seems to be a class portrait with their teacher