Tag: A History of Mobile in 22 Objects
The History of Yellow Fever in Mobile
An airtight coffin is the ominous symbol of a city paralyzed by a fearsome disease.
The Last Flag to Fly Over Brookley Army Air Field
The closure of Brookley Army Air Field 52 years ago this month took a devastating toll on Mobile’s economy. It would be decades before aerospace engineering returned to the airfield by the Bay.
A History of Mobile in 22 Objects: Pottery from the Mobile-Tensaw Mounds
A fragment of pottery breaks open the pivotal role the Mobile area played in ancient cultures.
A History of Mobile in 22 Objects: Civil War Speaking Trumpet
This month’s artifact from the History Museum of Mobile — a blockade runner’s speaking trumpet — played a fascinating role in the Civil War.