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Monroe Park, Mobile, Alabama ca. 1900 - Detroit Publishing CompanyMobile Alabama 1901  (Detroit Photography Co. Library of Congress)

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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  1. Poor people don’t look happy to me.

    1. Trump’s visions of taking us back

  2. I ask my ask why no one smiled in the old photos and she said They had nothing to smile about

    1. Wanda Moore Wilson, I’m glad I did not live in those days and not have anything to smile about :). And the picture is depressing.

  3. My understanding of the no smile pics, The lens had to be exposed for a long time. It’s hard to hold a smile on ur face for a long period on time.

  4. Another reason may be that dentistry was not like it is now and they may have had missing teeth. I have also heard that people once thought it bad luck to smile in photographs.

  5. Or early red neck crackers

  6. Wanda Moore Wilson, I’m glad I did not live in those days and not have anything to smile about :). And the picture is depressing.

  7. Karen, I would say we will never realize just how hard things were for our ancestors. I was born in 1943′ and we didnt get power until 1948.

  8. I wonder if there’s anybody who has studied the history of photography who can answer the question about not smiling. I have old class pix of school children with not a smile among them. Then I have other old pix where everybody is smiling.

    1. George, my Family founded two Counties and several Townships in Alabama. My Great Aunt and Uncle where both Governor of Alabama.

  9. You’ve got a proud history!

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