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Mobile has a long history of vaudeville and theater. Here we see two scenes from long ago.
These images were made around 1925. Erik Overbey Collection.
  Charles Dickson was an amateur historian who spent many hours researching the history of this area. His collection contains microfilmed copies of his handwritten three-ring notebooks. Included within the notebooks are Dickson's histories of the city's sports and military activities, the theater, baseball, and settlers, as well as retrospectives on wars throughout American history, studies of the colonial powers and Indians of Mobile, and a look back at the Reconstruction period.  
  Click on the links below to read transcriptions from Dickson's theater scrapbooks.  
  Mobile Theater vol. 3  
  Mobile Theater vol. 4  
  Mobile Theater vol. 5  
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  Mobile Theater vol. 7  
  Mobile Theater vol. 8  
  Mobile Theater vol. 9