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.