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Peak Krauss Growth 1952

Peak Krauss Growth 1952

1952 was the year of peak Krauss growth, as the store expanded fully. Peak Krauss Growth Photo of Krauss Department Store, taken in 1953, for the 50th Anniversary of the store. The photo, courtesy the Times-Picayune newspaper, The photo appears to have been shot from...

Canal Street 1890 #MBMonday

Canal Street 1890, was a transitional period for the city's main street. Canal Street 1890 Lots in transition in this Canal Street, 1890 photograph. The photographer is William S. Howell. He shot it on March 25, 1890, at 3:45 PM. There's lots to break down here, but...

Trombonist Santo Pecora

Trombonist Santo Pecora

"Mr. Tailgate," Trombonist Santo Pecora, was a mainstay in the NOLA Jazz scene. Trombonist Santo Pecora Born Santo Joseph Pecoraro, trombonist Santo Pecora played with a number of bands in the 1920s. He changed his last name because his cousin, also Santo Pecoraro,...

Maison Blanche Postcard 1909

Maison Blanche Postcard 1909

This 1909 Maison Blanche Postcard pre-dates the Kress building. Maison Blanche Postcard Maison Blanche Postcard from the Detroit Publishing Company, 1909. This photo shows a relatively specific point in time for MB and the 901 block of Canal Street. On the right,...

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