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Municipal Auditorium 1932

Municipal Auditorium 1932

The Walmsley administration held a banquet at the Municipal Auditorium in 1932. Morris FX Jeff Municipal Auditorium Franck Studios photo of the New Orleans Municipal Auditorium in 1932. The city opened the facility on May 30, 1930. Since it opened, the Municipal...

Masonic Funeral Procession

Photo of a Masonic funeral procession from the late 1940s/early 1950s. Masonic Funeral Procession Officers of Axiom Lodge #216, Free and Accepted Masons, Prince Hall Affiliation (PHA), lead a funeral procession. Undated photo Axiom Lodge dates to 1951, so photo is...

Canal Street Postcard

Canal Street Postcard

This Canal Street Postcard was printed in 1903. Canal Street postcard Detroit Publishing Company postcard of Canal Street, New Orleans, from 1903. The photographer stands on the roof of the Custom House, looking towards the lake. The foreground shows the 500 block....

Henry Clay Monument Map

Henry Clay Monument Map

The Henry Clay Monument stood on Canal Street from 1860 to 1901. NOTE: If you see something else interesting on these maps, speak up! Le'ts talk about it. Henry Clay Monument A private group raised money to build a monument to American statesmen Henry Clay in 1860....

Suicide Oak City Park

Suicide Oak City Park

City Park contains some of the oldest trees in New Orleans, including Suicide Oak. Suicide Oak Postcard from the V.O. Hammon Publishing Company, early 1900s. This tree got its name because sixteen men took their lives over a period of twelve years, in the 1890s into...

Kenner Sanborn Maps

Kenner Sanborn Maps

Kenner Sanborn maps offer insight into the city in 1926. Kenner Sanborn maps This plate shows a section of Kenner, LA. Fire insurance companies used these maps to set rates for customers. Kenner Sanborn maps provide the underwriter with details on structures, streets,...

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