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Friedman Memorial Library, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

This image shows the front and main entrance to the former home of the Tuscaloosa, Alabama public library. It is now a historic home, named the Jemison-Van de Graff Mansion.

Genuine Natural Color Made by Dexter Press, inc., West Nyack, N. Y.

The description states:

FRIEDMAN MEMORIAL LIBRARY – Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

This home was constructed before the Civil War and is one of the many beautiful colonial homes to be found in Tuscaloosa.

–The building was used as a library from 1955 until 1979, and continued in private hands until acquired in 1991 as a historical landmark and museum.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Richards-DAR House, Mobile Alabama

This image is of the elaborate Italianate style house built for Charles and Caroline Richards in 1845. It is more commonly known today as the Richards-DAR house.

Mirro Crome Card by H. S. Crocker Co., San Francisco

The description states:

HISTORIC RICHARDS HOUSE, MOBILE, ALA.

…Built in 1845, is one of Mobile’s architectural masterpieces, combining a delicate iron lacework exterior with a lavish interior of white Carrara marble mantels, bronze chandeliers, etched Venetian glass, and silver-plated doorknobs. The figures in the iron-work portray the four seasons of the year. Located at 256 North Joachim Street.

–This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Poinsettia Plantings, Bellingrath Gardens, Mobile, Alabama

This image shows one of the numerous paths and walkways around the Bellingrath Gardens, this featuring a Christmas time theme with poinsettias adorning the flower beds.

Color Photo by Fred W. Holder

The description states:

BELLINGRATH GARDENS, MOBILE, ALABAMA

…Seasonal flowers decorate the many flower beds in the “Charm Spot of the Deep South.” In this scene poinsettias can be seen under moss-draped old live oaks during the Christmas season.

–Along with the extensive gardens, there is the main estate building and many other outbuildings, as well as a boardwalk above the gulf waters along the shoreline that the estate occupies.

This card likely dates from the 1950s.