Courtesy of The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress,
Prints and Photographs Division.
Mural at the Museum of Mobile
This mural, entitled Fraternity, was painted by Mobile artist John Augustus Walker (1901-1967) and depicts popular Mardi Gras figures including Death, Folly,
and a cat representing the Infant Mystics society. The mural is one of eight Works Progress Administration projects that Walker
painted on the walls of what was at the time the Mobile City Hall. They were retained when the building was turned over to
the Museum of Mobile. Other subjects treated in the murals include the founding of Mobile by the French, the region's transportation
history, and images of the last enslaved Africans brought to the United States on the Clotilde.