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Canal Street 1958

Canal Street 1958

Canal Street 1958 is a view from the roof of the Jung Hotel. Canal Street 1958 Franck Studios photo of Canal Street, looking inbound towards the river. The Franck Studios photographer stands on the rooftop of the Jung Hotel, at 1500 Canal. Krauss Department Store...

Maison Blanche Gentilly 1950

Maison Blanche Gentilly 1950

Wide shot of the strip mall that contained Maison Blanche Gentilly. Maison Blanche Gentilly Franck Studios photograph of a strip mall on Gentilly Boulevard at Foy Street. The address is 3043 Gentilly Blvd. Shot in 1950, the tenants in the still-standing strip changed...

Looking Down Canal, 1926

Looking Down Canal, 1926

Looking down Canal in 1926 reveals many of the buildings still standing on the city's main street. Looking down Canal Canal Street, looking towards the river from the 1000 block. Franck Studios shot this photo between 1926 and 1929. The old-style lampposts on Canal...

L&N Uptown Tracks

L&N Uptown Tracks

L&N uptown tracks were where the railroad staged passenger trains. L&N uptown tracks Parlor car 395, Louisville and Nashville Railroad, on the L&N Uptown tracks near Gravier and S. Front Streets. The photo is part of the George F. Mungier Collection from...

NORD Baseball Maison Blanche 1956

NORD Baseball Maison Blanche 1956

Maison Blanche Department Stores sponsored a NORD baseball team in 1956. NORD Baseball Photo of a New Orleans Recreational Department (NORD) baseball team from the summer of 1956. Maison Blanche Department Stores sponsored this particular team. The manager and members...

Jesuit High School 1913

Jesuit High School 1913

Jesuit High School first opened on Baronne Street, next to the church. Jesuit High School Photo from the 1913 edition of The Picayune's Guide to New Orleans, published by The New Orleans Picayune newspaper. The Church of the Immaculate Conception stands next to the...

Thank you, 12th Armored Division Association!

Thank you, 12th Armored Division Association!

It was a privilege to speak to the 12th Armored Division Association. 12th Armored Division Association I enjoyed speaking at the Ladies Luncheon for the 12th Armored Division Association today. The Association gathered here in New Orleans for their 75th reunion this...

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