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Theodore Lilienthal ads photos

Theodore Lilienthal ads photos

A sampling of photos from Theodore Lilenthal inspired by an advertisement. Theodore Lilienthal Photos by photographer Theodore Lilienthal. Lilienthal was a general photographer, doing portraits, architectural photos, and general scenes popular among stereo photography...

Origins NO&CRR

The origins NO&CRR date back to the early 1830s. Origins of the NO&CRR I spoke to the Friends of the Cabildo Tour Guides at their monthly meeting this past Monday. They had me in to discuss the origins of the NO&CRR (New Orleans & Carrollton Railroad),...

Tour Guides, Zoom, Streetcars

Tour Guides, Zoom, Streetcars

Thanks to the Friends of the Cabildo Tour Guides for having me in to speak! Tour Guides I had the privilege on Monday to speak to the monthly meeting of the Tour Guides of the Friends of the Cabildo. The FOC offer a number of walking tours, most notably their French...

Pontchartrain Beach 1934

Pontchartrain Beach 1934

Harry Batt, Jr., promoted Pontchartrain Beach 1934 in the local paper. Pontchartrain Beach 1934 A full-page advertisement in the Times-Picayune, 1-July-1934, offered readers prizes at Pontchartrain Beach 1934. Participating stores included White Bros. jewelers, Cary...

Turner’s Canal Street at Night

Turner’s Canal Street at Night

Nighttime changed the vibe of Canal Street. The stores closed around 6pm daily. So, nobody ran downtown to pick up something in the evening. Streetcars carried workers and shoppers alike to the residential sections of the city. By dusk, signs on Canal Street enticed riders and drivers with things other than shopping.

Heart of Louisiana FOX8

Heart of Louisiana FOX8

FOX8's "Heart of Louisiana" segment on "Streetcar" featured...me. FOX8 Heart of Louisiana It's the 75th anniversary of the movie, "A Streetcar Named Desire." To mark the milestone, The Historic New Orleans Collection presents a wonderful, well-curated collection of...

D-Day in Da Paper 6-June-1944

D-Day in Da Paper 6-June-1944

D-Day in Da Paper greeted New Orleans on the morning of the invasion. D-Day in Da Paper When New Orleans woke up on June 6, 1944, the Times-Picayune headline reported German accounts that the invasion was underway. Those reports were unconfirmed by Eisenhower's HQ in...

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