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These Historical Photos Show Montgomery, Alabama In The Early 20th Century

Montgomery is the capital city of Alabama, located in the central part of the state. The city was founded and chartered in 1819 and named after Irish soldier Richard Montgomery. After the Civil War Montgomery, the population of the city multiplied and the city thrived, cotton, livestock, yellow pine and textile were the major industries. In 1886 Montgomery became the first city in the United States to install citywide electric streetcars. In the early 1900s, the real estate sector boomed and flourished with the spreading of suburban mania. In the mid-20th century, Montgomery was the center of civil right movement and protests. The Civil Rights Memorial in downtown Montgomery honors those who died during the civil rights movement.

Here below are some historical photos of Montgomery, Alabama from the early 20th century that show street scenes, buildings, landmarks and everyday life.

#1 A Soft drink truck, Montgomery, Alabama, March 1943

A Soft drink truck, Montgomery, Alabama, March 1943

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#2 Local delivery truck driver, Montgomery, Alabama, March 1943

Local delivery truck driver, Montgomery, Alabama, March 1943

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#3 Table boy in a drug store, Montgomery. Alabama, October 1914

Table boy in a drug store, Montgomery. Alabama, October 1914

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#4 Perry Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama, circa 1906

Perry Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama, circa 1906

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#5 Dexter Avenue and the Capitol, Montgomery, Alabama, circa 1906

Dexter Avenue and the Capitol, Montgomery, Alabama, circa 1906

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#6 Willie Cheatham, Western Union messenger, Montgomery, Alabama, October 1914

Willie Cheatham, Western Union messenger, Montgomery, Alabama, October 1914

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#7 In front of City Hall, Montgomery, Alabama, March 1943

In front of City Hall, Montgomery, Alabama, March 1943

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#8 Post Office, Montgomery, Alabama, 1906

Post Office, Montgomery, Alabama, 1906

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#9 Commerce Street from Court Square, Montgomery, Alabama, circa 1906

Commerce Street from Court Square, Montgomery, Alabama, circa 1906

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#10 Commerce Street, Montgomery, Alabama, circa 1906

Commerce Street, Montgomery, Alabama, circa 1906

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#11 New Exchange Hotel, Montgomery, Alabama, 1906

New Exchange Hotel, Montgomery, Alabama, 1906

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