The McCall Library Photo Gallery

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This gallery shows representative examples of images from various of our photograph collections or images from multiple collections that revolve around a theme. Each gallery is briefly described below. We are pleased to provide reproductions of all of these images, as well as the more than 1,000,000 other images we own. Consult our photo services page for more information.

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1895 scene of mobile



Scenes from around the Mobile area, all made in 1895.







 A group of images from the Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company collection, which is particularly strong for the years of World War II.




Armitstead Collection

armistead collection



A selection of images from Mobile & Ohio Railroad photographer T. E. Armitstead.




Bellingrath Gardens Collection

bellingrath gardens collection



A group of images related to Bellingrath Gardens in Theodore, Alabama.



Brookley Air Force Base

brookley air force base



Images of the former Brookley Air Force Base, primarily from the 1950s




Eastern Shore

eastern shore



Twenty photographs depicting life on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay.




Mardi Gras

mardi gras




A group of images related to Mardi Gras celebrations in Mobile, Alabama.




Marx Collection

marx collection


Architectural images from the collection of realtor Julius E. Marx. Images in this collection were made between the 1920s and the 1980s. Digitization of these images made possible by an endowment from Julien Marx.



McNeely Collection

McNeely collection


A group of photographs from free-lance photographer S. Blake McNeely, who worked between the 1930s and the 1940s and whose images were seen in magazines like Life and Vogue.




Overbey Collection

overbey collection



A selection of the more than 60,000 negatives in the Erik Overbey Collection, spanning the years from 1880 to 1958.





panorama's in the McCall library


A selection of the more than 300 panoramic images in The McCall Library, all taken by Erik Overbey, and dating from as early as 1900 to as late as 1940.


recreation- baseball





Ten recreationally-related images of baseball, fishing, hunting, and water activities.








Eight Erik Overbey photographs of local theaters.




USS Alabama (BB-60)

USS Alabama


Twelve black and white and color images from various collections of the World War II vessel USS Alabama (BB-60).