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Mobile Public Library Local History & Genealogy Library

The Local History and Genealogy Library is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and providing access to the history of Mobile, and the greater Gulf Coast region.

Souvenir History of the Mobile Fire and Police Departments, 1819-1902


Souvenir History of the Mobile Fire and Police Departments, 1819-1902


Book detailing the history of the Mobile Fire and Police Departments, from 1819 to 1902, including photographs of the fire and police department members and fire houses, and advertisements for various Mobile businesses


Cecil A. White


Commercial Printing Co., Mobile




John C. O'Connell
Electric Engraving Company, Buffalo, NY
Thompson Photographic Company, Mobile, AL
Reed's Art Studio, Mobile, AL
R.B. Owen, Mobile city clerk


This file may be freely used for educational uses as long as it is not altered in any way. No commercial reproduction or distribution of this file is permitted without written permission from this institution.







Collection Items

Front cover
Front and back of the book's front cover

1 - Title Page
Title page of "Souvenir History of the Mobile Fire and Police Departments, 1819 to 1902", with image of fireman on a horse-drawn wagon

Page 2 - Advertisement
Ad page for Pollock & Bernheimer

Page 3 - Introductory
Beginning of introduction, written by John C. O'Connell. Text continues on page 5.

Page 4 - Advertisement
Ad page for Southern Supply Co., Railway and Mill Supplies

Page 5 - Intro cont.
Continuation of the book intro by John C. O'Connell

Page 6 - Advertisement
Ad page for the new Battle House Hotel, with images of the dining room, main office, lobby, and parlor lobby/ sun parlor

Page 7 - Mayors
Listing of mayors of Mobile, with short accounts of terms served, and portrait of the then current mayor, W.F. Walsh. Portraits for all listed mayors are on page 9.

Page 8 - Advertisement
Ad page for L. Hammel & Co. Department Store

Page 9 - Mayors
Portrait images of Mobile mayors from the late 19th century and very early 20th century: R.B. Owen, J.C. Rich, C.L. Lavretta, J.C. Bush, and T.S. Fry
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