In Port, circa 1900

A group of unidentified seafarers pose in Mobile harbor.

A seafaring crew poses for a group photograph at Mobile’s harbor. Origins of the crew are unknown, though their caps and other items of clothing may hold clues. It appears a seaworthy dog and cat have also managed to work their way up as members of the crew. Sailors such as these would have been a familiar sight in the city in the early 20th century.

Original photo from the Historic Mobile Preservation Society, William E. Wilson Collection, Minnie Mitchell Archives • Colorization by Dynamichrome Limited

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