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Twelve Months New Orleans December

Twelve Months New Orleans December

Twelve Months New Orleans December, completing the series by Enrique Alferez Twelve Months New Orleans December This image is the twelfth and final in a series of images by Enrique Alferez, published by Michael Higgins as "The Twelve Months of New Orleans." Higgins...

Maison Blanche Thanksgiving

Maison Blanche Thanksgiving

The Post-Thanksgiving sales in the Men’s Department included mostly grab-and-go items. Casual shirts, slacks, some jackets and coats. Mom would hit the stores while dad slept in or went fishing. So, Mom picked up stuff for dad that didn’t require his presence. That gave her time to explore the various ladies departments. From the employee perspective, it was easy. The lines stached up a bit, so shoppers didn’t come up for conversation.

Superliners Viewliners, Amtrak #TrainThursday

Superliners Viewliners, Amtrak #TrainThursday

Amtrak operates two-level Superliner equipment outside of routes in and out of the Northeast Corridor. The railroad ordered 235 Superliners from Pullman-Standard in 1975. Employees of the US’s national passenger railroad chose the name, “Vistaliner” for the equipment. They later learned that name was copyrighted, so the cars became Superliners.The “Phase I” cars entered service in 1978.

Moisant Airport, 1960 (MSY)

As we approach Thanksgiving and Yuletide, Da Airport picks up its pace. In 1960, what we now think f as “the old terminal” opened for business. These postcard shots of the main terminal at Moisant Field, from Mr. Garrett L. Robertson of Metairie, show the completed front facade and interior.

Oscar’s Puppets

Oscar’s Puppets

When Emile Alline created Mr. Bingle, he naturally visualized dolls of the character for window displays. Someone mentioned that there was a puppeteer working on Bourbon Street. He did vaudeville-style shows in between the dancers. Oscar had two puppets of Alline’s Bingle doll made.

Railroad Advertisements (2)

Railroad Advertisements (2)

Two more railroad advertisements from November 3, 1925. The Orleanean ran from New Orleans to Houston, with through car service via the Southern Pacific’s Sunset Limited to California. The Louisville and Nashville operated New Orleans & Florida Limited between NOLA and Jacksonville.

Railroad Destinations, 1925 (1)

Railroad Destinations, 1925 (1)

While travel on a regular train in 1925 wasn’t as elegant as Vanderbilt’s “executive” car, Southern Railway and Southern Pacific Railroad offered both sleeper and coach options for overnight trips. SP’s Sunset Limited enticed travelers with a scenic side trip in Arizona. New Orleanians learned about these opportunities via ads in the Times-Picayune.

NYC 3 – New York Central Executive Car

NYC 3 is a restored Executive Car from the New York Central. NYC 3 on the Crescent The northbound (#20) Crescent delivered a treat on Tuesday, 2-November. A "private varnish" car brought up the rear, NYC 3, named "Portland." This railcar served a different purpose...

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