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Vintage Photographs from Bibb County, Alabama

Here are some interesting photographs from the Alabama Department of Archives and History from Bibb County, Alabama. Do you know any of the missing names?


Graduating class at a public school in Blocton, Alabama ca. 1900-1919 –Q8851

Graduating class at a public school in Blocton, Alabama ca. 1900-1919 – “Girls made their dresses at a cost of 45 cents to 65 cents and average cost 55 cents each. (Top row, left to right: Annie Merle Farrar, Willard Thomas, Claud Howard, B. M. Huey, Jessie Winston, Eunice (?) Thomas, and Mary Wallace. Bottom row, left to right: Margaret Melvin, Mable Wallace, Lida Morse, Kate Morse, Lavella (?) McIntosh and Annie Morrison Q8851

Group of children and adolescents inside the old Baptist church in Randolph, Alabama ca. 1900 Q9451

Group of children and adolescents inside the old Baptist church in Randolph, Alabama ca. 1900 Q9451

Eight young African American women outside a school building in Bibb County, Alabama ca. 1910-1915 Q8723

Eight young African American women outside a school building in Bibb County, Alabama ca. 1910-1915 Q8723

Students standing in front of a one-room schoolhouse in Randolph, Alabama Q9457

Students standing in front of a one-room schoolhouse in Randolph, Alabama Q9457

Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) – A novel inspired by the experiences of the Cottingham family who immigrated from the Eastern Shore of Virginia to Bibb County, Alabama

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 www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com 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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11 comments

  1. John David Harris

    My grandmother and great aunt…..bottom row middle

    1. Alabama Pioneers

      Hi John, you can click on the link to the picture and inform the Alabama State Archives of their names by email. I bet they would like to have their identities.

  2. June Dorsett

    Tammie Skinner Davis this is interesting. Do you know anyone who might know some of these people? The archivists are looking for help.

  3. Susan Lambeth Bryan

    My grandparents were from bibb County. He was John Fancher She was Etha Edmonds

  4. Gail Barber-Berry

    They were pioneers and I bet that was A lot of money back then..

  5. Mary Newton

    I love photographs like this. If only pictures could talk, the stories they would tell.

  6. Jody Holloway

    Margie Duncan Sparks
    Helen Peffer
    Leslie Stone
    Audrey Garcia
    Audrey Garcia
    Wanda Duncan
    Donna Lucas Tonnemacher

  7. Gibbs Corwin Davis

    There was a column in the montgomery paper called TimesGone By. Years ago They printed an item that was then 50 years old that said that Ben Gilmer was voted best dressed at Lanier High. He had become president of South Central Bell and I sent it to him. He wrote me a note saying that the reason he was best dressed was that his mother made his shirts. He had two while everyone else had only one.

  8. Michael J. Simmons

    Their exit exam would be like a foreign language to today’s students. I’d fail it too.

  9. Annie Morrison, the bottom right was my Gr grandfather’s sister

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