Norman Mayer Library @NOLALibrary

Norman Mayer Library @NOLALibrary

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The Norman Mayer Library branch of NOPL serves Gentilly. Norman Mayer Library Franck Studios photo (via HNOC) of the Norman Mayer Library. This branch of the New Orleans Public Library opened in 1949. The London Avenue Canal breach during the Federal Flood of 2005 forced NOPL to demolish this building. Gentilly's Library The Norman Mayer Library continues to serve the...
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Southern Belle Observation Car #TrainThursday

Southern Belle Observation Car #TrainThursday

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The Southern Belle Observation Car ended a classic streamlined train. KCS Southern Belle Train Postcard showing the observation car on the Southern Belle, the premier train of the Kansas City Southern Railroad. The Southern Belle train ran from Kansas City to New Orleans, stopping in Joplin, Texarkana, Shreveport, Alexandria, and Baton Rouge. KCS inaugurated the route on 2-September-1940. Pullman-Standard delivered...
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Krauss Discount Shoes 1955

Krauss Discount Shoes 1955

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Krauss discount shoes, a staple of the department store. Krauss discount shoes Ad in the Times-Picayune, 27-March-1955, for Krauss Department Store. Krauss announced a new "Discount Shoe Department" here, in a Sunday edition of Da Paper. While I usually prefer to make blog posts that focus on images, maps, etc., there are times when a newspaper ad reveals a lot...
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Canal Street turnaround 1955 #StreetcarSaturday

Canal Street turnaround 1955 #StreetcarSaturday

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Canal Street turnaround at "Liberty Place," 1955. Canal Street Turnaround These photos by William T. Harry show turnaround operations on Canal Street. The engineering firm, Ford, Bacon, and Davis designed the loop in 1899. The firm consulted with the second incarnation of the New Orleans City Railroad. While NOCRR was the "downtown backatown" operator that built the Canal and Esplanade lines,...
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NOPSI 801 1953 #StreetcarSaturday

NOPSI 801 1953 #StreetcarSaturday

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NOPSI 801 outbound to the Cemeteries in the Spring of 1953. NOPSI 801 Our friend Aaron Handy III brings us a Canal Street photo with a bit to unpack! Here's Aaron's caption from the Facebook group, Vintage New Orleans Transit: NOPSI Perley car 801, assigned to Tulane Belt, passes Krauss on Canal Street as she heads outbound for the cemeteries...
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Krauss Sugar Bowl 1955 #KraussFriday

Krauss Sugar Bowl 1955 #KraussFriday

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Krauss Sugar Bowl 1955 presented store ads for all sports. Krauss Sugar Bowl 1955 Undated photo of a display at Krauss Department Store, December, 1954 to January, 1955. The display presented equipment and memorabilia from the various schools participating in the Sugar Bowl events. The sign at the bottom says, "Whatever your sport, you'll find 'Top Flite" EQUIPMENT -- in...
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