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Gulf Coast Fishing Boats and Harbor

This is an image of fishing boats at anchor at a wharf on the Gulf of Mexico coastline of the United States.

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The description states:

GULF COAST FISHING BOATS

The fishing industry occupies an important part in the economic life of the Coast. The combination of nets, bright colors and blue sky offer an endless variety of picturesque scenes.

–The location is not specified, but the message on the back of the card implies it is Mobile, Alabama.

This card was used and is dated 2 August 1971.

Methodist Children’s Home, Selma, Alabama

This image shows the large facility built as a home for orphans and displaced children by the state Methodist church organization. It is no longer in operation as a facility, having closed in 2010, but the building still stands and the Methodist Childrens mission is still active.

Color by W. M. Massey

The description states:

METHODIST CHILDREN’S HOME

Selma, Alabama

“A bright spot in many a youngster’s life.”

–The facility closed when there were only 16 children remaining in the large building, and it was decided to place these in other locations and families to allow for better centralized services. At the time of closure it was hoped the facility and grounds could be sold for preservation.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Sturdivant Home Museum, Selma, Alabama

This image shows the front and side entrance to the Sturdivant Home in Selma, Alabama, now known as Sturdivant Hall.

Color by W. M. Massey

The description states:

STURDIVANT HOME MUSEUM

Selma, Alabama

Built in 1850 by Col. Edward m. Watts, it remains one of the most classic examples of ante-bellum mansions in existence. It was designed by a cousin of R. E. Lee and furnished with imported French furnishings. It has tall columns in the front and is supported by a cupola. (Many know this as the Gilman Home.)

–The Sturdivant name comes from a major donor to the acquisition of the property, which was for the longest time in the possession of the Gilman family before being acquired as a museum.

This card likely dates from the 1950s.