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Judy Garland Mayor Mastrei

Judy Garland Mayor Mastrei

1938: Judy Garland Mayor Maestri pose for a photo. Judy Garland Mayor Maestri Actress Judy Garland, during a visit to New Orleans in January, 1938, paid a call on Mayor Robert Maestri, at his City Hall office. She sold him a publicity photo. The proceeds from the sale...

Hugo Kahn City Council Proclamation

Hugo Kahn City Council Proclamation

Hugo Kahn City Council Proclamation recognized the President of the Krauss Corporation. Hugo Kahn City Council Proclamation In the waning days of Krauss Department Store, appreciations and tributes poured into the store. Mr. Hugo Kahn, President of the Krauss...

New Orleans Oratorio Society 1922

New Orleans Oratorio Society 1922

The New Orleans Oratorio Society posed for a portrait in 1922. New Orleans Oratorio Society Photographer H. J. Harvey posed the New Orleans Oratorio Society and Symphony Orchestra for a group portrait on 21-January-1922. The concert hall is unidentified. In 1922, the...

Distaff Women’s Journal 1972

Distaff Women’s Journal 1972

Distaff Women's Journal presented a "preview" edition in 1973. Distaff Women's Journal The preview of Distaff Women's Journal dropped in New Orleans in December, 1972. A "distaff" is a spindle, or stick that is used to assist in spinning fiber into yarn or thread....

Governor Elect Buddy Roemer 1988

Governor Elect Buddy Roemer 1988

Governor Elect Buddy Roemer at NOCCA, for an event in 1988. Governor Elect Buddy Roemer Buddy Roemer made an appearance and spoke at an event at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, on January 18, 1988. At the time, Romer held the Fourth District seat...

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