Skip directly to content

Joe Cain's Merry Widows

Joe Cain's "Merry Widows" stand around his grave in historic Church Street Graveyard as part of the annual Mardi Gras celebrations in Mobile. Cain (1832-1904) is credited with reviving the city's festivities after the Civil War
Courtesy of the Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of South Alabama