Krauss 1903 #KraussFriday

Krauss 1903 #KraussFriday

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Krauss 1903 was the first year of the store's operation. Krauss 1903 Front-page ad in The Daily Picayune for Krauss Department Store, May 15, 1903. The store opened to the public in April of 1903. So, at this point, Krauss was about a month old. The ad features a "Special Sale of House Furnishings," mostly linens and other bedding accessories....
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Maison Blanche 1909

Maison Blanche 1909

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Maison Blanche 1909, just after the "new" store was completed. Maison Blanche 1909 Detroit Publishing Company photo of the tallest building on Canal Street, the Maison Blanche Building. The department store demolished the old (1884) Mercier Building at 901 Canal Street the year before. In its place, they built this building. The first five floors were retail space. The upper...
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Maison Blanche 1906

Maison Blanche 1906

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Maison Blanche 1906 shows the Mercier Building lit up at night. Maison Blanche 1906 Photo of Maison Blanche by John Norris Teunisson. He shot the store on the evening of Monday, February 26, 1906. This was Lundi Gras that year. New Orleans Railway and Light Company, both the transit company and electric utility company, strung lights along Canal Street. The...
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Unloading Coffee 1900

Unloading Coffee 1900

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Unloading Coffee is the subject of a ca. 1900 postcard. Unloading Coffee Longshoremen unloading coffee from a freighter at the Port of New Orleans. Detroit Publishing Company postcard, ca 1900-1909. From the 1890s to the 1970s, New Orleans received over 80% of coffee imports into the United States. Freighters traveled from ports in Colombia to the docks along the New...
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City Park Trees 1910

City Park Trees 1910

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City Park Trees, palm and oak, near the McFadden house. City Park Trees Palm and oak trees in front of the original house that later became the McFadden mansion. It's now part of City Park New Orleans. The Library of Congress (LOC) dates this photo as circa 1910. That fits, as construction on the house finished in 1909. While the...
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Southern Yacht Club 1900s

Southern Yacht Club 1900s

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Southern Yacht Club still stands at the entrance to the New Canal. Southern Yacht Club Postcard from the Detroit Publishing Company of the Southern Yacht Club on Lake Pontchartrain. The club stands at the entrance to the New Canal. A local photographer shot this between 1900 and 1909. They sold the photo to the publisher, who colorized it and published...
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