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Falling Concrete 1958

Falling Concrete 1958

It's not just contemporary--falling concrete was a problem in 1958. Falling concrete in the CBD A story on the front page of the Times-Picayune on 26-January-1958 has contemporary ring to it. "Falling Concrete Nearly Hits Pedestrian, 2 in Auto." The location was the...

Gates of Prayer Cemetery 1999

Gates of Prayer Cemetery 1999

Chevra Thilim Cemetery (Gates of Prayer) stands at 4824 Canal Street, near City Park Avenue. Gates of Prayer Cemetery, also known as Chevra Thilim 1999 image of the "Jewish Cemetery" at 4824 Canal Street. The building in the background is the Botinelli Building. The...

Stuffed Bingle 1952

Stuffed Bingle 1952

Stuffed Bingle hit his stride in the early 1950s. Jingle Jangle Jingle! The story of Mr. Bingle is Chapter 3 of my book, Maison Blanche Department Stores, from Emile Alline's preliminary doodles to the puppets, to the Big Bingle that rules Celebration in the Oaks at...

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