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A.A. History in Pictures

Photographic history of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Bill and Lois
A late photograph of the couple taken after Anne S.'s funeral.

Bill W.
A founder of Alcoholics Anonymous as a smiling soldier in World War I.

Dust Jacket
This was an early proposed Dust Jacket design for the First Edition Big Book.

Early Members
Just prior to the first AA World Service Conference and Convention in 1950, Bill W. visited Cleveland, Ohio and met with some of the early members there.

Group Photo
An early, 1940's informal group photo of members in California (possibly Long Beach). Bill W. is on the right and Dr. Bob on the left. Anne S., Dr. Bob's wife is in the center with a cigarette.

Liberty Magazine
The September 1939 Liberty Magazine with an article entitled, "Alcoholics And God." AA's first National publicity.

Lois W.
One of the founders of Al-Anon riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

The Man on the Bed
Some people involved with Akron Intergroup and the Akron A.A. Archives had the inspiration to make the painting "The Man on the Bed" into a stained glass window, which fills the front window of the Intergroup office.

Saturday Evening Post
This is the March 1, 1941 Saturday Evening Post magazine containing AA's first major publicity. As a result of this article, AA's membership nearly doubled.

Archie T.
Archie's story, The Fearful One is in the First Edition. In later editions, his story is called The Man Who Mastered Fear

Bill D.
Bill's story, Alcoholics Anonymous Number Three is in the Second and Third Edition.

Bob O.
Bob's story, The Salesman is in the First Edition.

Clarence S.
Clarence's story, Home Brewmeister is in all three editions.

Charlie S.
Charlie's story, Riding The Rods is in the First Edition.

Dick S.
Dick's story, The Car Smasher is in the First Edition.

Dr. Silkworth
Dr. Silkworth wrote the Dr.'s Opinion in the Big Book and was Bill's physician at Towns Hospital in New York.

Earl T.
Earl's story, He Sold Himself Short is in the Second and Third Edition.

Ernie G.
Ernie's story, The Seven Month Slip is in the First Edition.

Esther A.
Esther's story, A Flower Of The South is in the second and Third Edition.

Hank P.
Hank's story, The Unbeliever is in the First Edition.

Marty M.
Marty's story, Women Suffer Too is in the Second and Third Edition.

Sylvia K.
Sylvia's story, The Keys Of The Kingdom is in the Second and Third Edition of the Big Book.

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