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Surprisingly good glass collection at Mobile Museum of Art

Bird Jar, David Levi, 1998; Mobile's population peaked in 1960 with 202,779 residents; the per capita income for the city was a low $22,401 and, despite some nice areas, most of the city seems poor with relatively few prospects for improved opportunties

Bird Jar, David Levi, 1998; Mobile's population peaked in 1960 with 202,779 residents; the per capita income for the city was a low $22,401 and, despite some nice areas, most of the city seems poor with relatively few prospects for improved opportunties

Bottle Still Life #3, Bernard D'Onofrio, 2002; unlike most museums, the Mobile Museum of Art only listed the name of the work, artist and date created with no further information on the work and/or the artist

Bottle Still Life #3, Bernard D'Onofrio, 2002; unlike most museums, the Mobile Museum of Art only listed the name of the work, artist and date created with no further information on the work and/or the artist

Mint and Red Pot, Rene Culler, 2019; this work of blown glass was on sale for $950 to illustrate how expensive even glass art can be; admission was $12 with seniors paying $10

Mint and Red Pot, Rene Culler, 2019; this work of blown glass was on sale for $950 to illustrate how expensive even glass art can be; admission was $12 with seniors paying $10

Wreath, James Minson, 1995; easily the most interesting and accomplished area for the museum was its glass art collection which I really enjoyed; they showed technical expertise as well as creativity

Wreath, James Minson, 1995; easily the most interesting and accomplished area for the museum was its glass art collection which I really enjoyed; they showed technical expertise as well as creativity

Tall Vase with Poppies and Bees, Ludwig Moser, ca. 1890; Mobile has a population of roughly 200,000 and is Alabama's only saltwater port; Mobile was founded in 1702 by the French as the first capital of Louisiana

Tall Vase with Poppies and Bees, Ludwig Moser, ca. 1890; Mobile has a population of roughly 200,000 and is Alabama's only saltwater port; Mobile was founded in 1702 by the French as the first capital of Louisiana

Telephone Wire Social Club, Christopher J. Szaton, 2003; a 2007 study by WeatherBill, Inc. determined that Mobile was the wettest city in the contiguous 48 states, with 66.3 inches of average annual rainfall over a 30-year period

Telephone Wire Social Club, Christopher J. Szaton, 2003; a 2007 study by WeatherBill, Inc. determined that Mobile was the wettest city in the contiguous 48 states, with 66.3 inches of average annual rainfall over a 30-year period

Scene 2002, Kazumi Ikemoto, 2002; Mobile is known for having the oldest organized Carnival or Mardi Gras celebration in the US; the city's French Catholic colonial settlers celebrated this festival from the first decade of the 18th century

Scene 2002, Kazumi Ikemoto, 2002; Mobile is known for having the oldest organized Carnival or Mardi Gras celebration in the US; the city's French Catholic colonial settlers celebrated this festival from the first decade of the 18th century

Botanical Vase, Tommie Rush, 1993; when Alabama was granted statehood (in 1819, two years after Mississippi), Mobile had a population of only 809 people

Botanical Vase, Tommie Rush, 1993; when Alabama was granted statehood (in 1819, two years after Mississippi), Mobile had a population of only 809 people

Mongo Compote; Fritz Dreisbach, 1991; Mobile's population grew quickly in the 1800s as it became a center for cotton production and the slave trade; by 1860, Mobile's population was 29,258 making it the 4th largest city in what would be the Confederacy

Mongo Compote; Fritz Dreisbach, 1991; Mobile's population grew quickly in the 1800s as it became a center for cotton production and the slave trade; by 1860, Mobile's population was 29,258 making it the 4th largest city in what would be the Confederacy

May Bouquet, Flo Perkins, 1992; fire ants were first introduced into the US via the Port of Mobile sometime in the late 1930s; they came ashore off cargo ships arriving from South America with the ants carried in soil used as ballast on those ships

May Bouquet, Flo Perkins, 1992; fire ants were first introduced into the US via the Port of Mobile sometime in the late 1930s; they came ashore off cargo ships arriving from South America with the ants carried in soil used as ballast on those ships

Footed and Shouldered Bottle Shaped Vase (Bristol Glass - Islamic Style), Thomas Webb   Sons, 1880; Mobile's Roman Catholic parish was, in 1703, the first French Catholic parish established on the Gulf Coast

Footed and Shouldered Bottle Shaped Vase (Bristol Glass - Islamic Style), Thomas Webb + Sons, 1880; Mobile's Roman Catholic parish was, in 1703, the first French Catholic parish established on the Gulf Coast

Bowl with Flared Lip, Johann Loetz-Witwe, ca. 1936; during its first 100 years, Mobile was a colony of France, then Britain, and lastly Spain; Mobile became a part of the US in 1813, with the annexation by President Madison of West Florida from Spain

Bowl with Flared Lip, Johann Loetz-Witwe, ca. 1936; during its first 100 years, Mobile was a colony of France, then Britain, and lastly Spain; Mobile became a part of the US in 1813, with the annexation by President Madison of West Florida from Spain

Arrow Root and Water Lily Vase, Emile Galle, 1880; Mobile has been hit by numerous hurricanes with the worst being Frederic (1979), Opal (1995), Ivan (2004) and Katrina (2005); Katrina brought an 11 1/2 ft storm surge that destroyed much of downtown

Arrow Root and Water Lily Vase, Emile Galle, 1880; Mobile has been hit by numerous hurricanes with the worst being Frederic (1979), Opal (1995), Ivan (2004) and Katrina (2005); Katrina brought an 11 1/2 ft storm surge that destroyed much of downtown

Flush II (Incalmo Orb), Jamie Harris, 2005; aerospace, steel, ship building, retail, services, construction, medicine, and manufacturing are Mobile's major industries; Mobile's Press-Register is Alabama's oldest active newspaper, first published in 1813

Flush II (Incalmo Orb), Jamie Harris, 2005; aerospace, steel, ship building, retail, services, construction, medicine, and manufacturing are Mobile's major industries; Mobile's Press-Register is Alabama's oldest active newspaper, first published in 1813

Bowl, Dante Marioni, 1996; according to the 2020 census, Mobile is 51% Black, 40% White and 3% Hispanic; Whites were 64% in 1970; Mobile Bay was the first body of water in the new world to be accurately charted (in 1519)

Bowl, Dante Marioni, 1996; according to the 2020 census, Mobile is 51% Black, 40% White and 3% Hispanic; Whites were 64% in 1970; Mobile Bay was the first body of water in the new world to be accurately charted (in 1519)

Bags, John Littleton and Katherine E. Vogel, 1991; Mobile has four different nicknames: The Port City, The Azalea City, The City of Six Flags, and The Gateway to the Gulf

Bags, John Littleton and Katherine E. Vogel, 1991; Mobile has four different nicknames: The Port City, The Azalea City, The City of Six Flags, and The Gateway to the Gulf

Bolero, Richard LaLonde, 1994; Bob Dylan, Cher, Dolly Parton, Robert Palmer, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Jr., Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Jerry Reed have all sung about Mobile in song

Bolero, Richard LaLonde, 1994; Bob Dylan, Cher, Dolly Parton, Robert Palmer, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Jr., Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Jerry Reed have all sung about Mobile in song

The Elice Box (Assorted Licorices), Joan Vogel, 1993; famous people from Mobile include: Laverne Cox, Tim Cook, Alva Erskine Smith Vanderbilt, Jimmy Buffett, the Band Perry and Alexis Herman

The Elice Box (Assorted Licorices), Joan Vogel, 1993; famous people from Mobile include: Laverne Cox, Tim Cook, Alva Erskine Smith Vanderbilt, Jimmy Buffett, the Band Perry and Alexis Herman

Peach Cowboy Hat with Oxblood Band, Brian Benno, 1994; Mobile is home to the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta which is the second largest in the US; Mobile is home to 'America’s Amazon' one of the largest wetland ecosystems in the world

Peach Cowboy Hat with Oxblood Band, Brian Benno, 1994; Mobile is home to the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta which is the second largest in the US; Mobile is home to 'America’s Amazon' one of the largest wetland ecosystems in the world

Dancing Pear Orb, Kari Russell-Pool, 1994; in 1860 the Clotilda, the last known ship to illegally smuggle African captives into the US, sailed into Mobile; many descendants of the survivors still live in Africatown, just a few miles north of downtown

Dancing Pear Orb, Kari Russell-Pool, 1994; in 1860 the Clotilda, the last known ship to illegally smuggle African captives into the US, sailed into Mobile; many descendants of the survivors still live in Africatown, just a few miles north of downtown

Water Tower, Anthony Schafermeyer and Claire Kelly, 2001; five members of the Baseball Hall of Fame called Mobile home, more than any city outside of NYC and Chicago: Satchel Paige, Billy Williams, Willie McCovey, Hank Aaron, and Ozzie Smith

Water Tower, Anthony Schafermeyer and Claire Kelly, 2001; five members of the Baseball Hall of Fame called Mobile home, more than any city outside of NYC and Chicago: Satchel Paige, Billy Williams, Willie McCovey, Hank Aaron, and Ozzie Smith

Ginko (sic) Vase, Emile Galle, c. 1900; famous people from Mobile include: Jeff Sessions, DeMarcus Cousins, AJ McCarron, Antonio Lang and 1951 Miss America Yolande Margaret Betbeze Fox

Ginko (sic) Vase, Emile Galle, c. 1900; famous people from Mobile include: Jeff Sessions, DeMarcus Cousins, AJ McCarron, Antonio Lang and 1951 Miss America Yolande Margaret Betbeze Fox

Cake, Sarah Chase, 1998; Battleship Memorial Park is on the shore of Mobile Bay and features the WWII era battleship USS Alabama, the WWII era submarine USS Drum, Korean War and Vietnam War Memorials, and a variety of historical military equipment

Cake, Sarah Chase, 1998; Battleship Memorial Park is on the shore of Mobile Bay and features the WWII era battleship USS Alabama, the WWII era submarine USS Drum, Korean War and Vietnam War Memorials, and a variety of historical military equipment

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