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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...

Sheraton Charles Hotel 1973

Sheraton Charles Hotel 1973

The Sheraton Charles Hotel was the last incarnation of the venerable hotel. Sheraton Charles Hotel Ad for the Sheraton Charles Hotel, May 7, 1973. The Sheraton chain bought the hotel in 1965. They re-branded the property, "Sheraton-Charles," enticing tourists with its...

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