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Alabama Cultivation Promotional Photographic Album

Identifier: 2022-025

Scope and Contents

One photographic album created in July 1911 of 18 black and white photographs promoting land cultivation in Mobile and Baldwin counties in Alabama. Photographs are of different types of fruit that can grow in Alabama and examples of orchards in bloom. The photographs measure 3 3/8" x 5 1/2" and are adhesive mounted to 16 paper leaves.


  • 1911-07-22 - 1911-07-24

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Biographical / Historical

Cotton was the largest agricultural product, followed by corn for livestock feed, in Alabama until after the Civil War when much of the enslaved labor force was freed or migrated to other areas in the country. Post-war land damage allowed for the renewed investment in other forms of agriculture. Cultivating one type of product, such as cotton or corn, season after season depletes the soil of essential nutrients that naturally replace itself when planting is diversified. One reason to promote land cultivation was to stimulate soil enrichment and local economies. The 1910s brought about more peach and pecan farms, as well as legume cultivation. By 1920, Mobile and Baldwin counties expanded to 10,000 acres of commercial citrus growth.


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Guide to Alabama Cultivation Promotional Photographic Album
September 2022
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266