Jay Higginbotham

Teacher, archivist, historian, and author Jay Higginbotham (1937-2017) was longtime resident of Mobile who helped found the Mobile Municipal Archives and served in numerous cultural and historical organizations in the city. He is also notable for publishing the historical work Old Mobile and for his memoir Fast Train Russia, about his 1966 trip around the world. He's shown here in Moscow during that trip.

Photo courtesy of the the Mobile Press-Register Collection, Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of South Alabama