Arlington Saloon 1897 #TheMascot

Arlington Saloon 1897 #TheMascot

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Tom Anderson advertised his Arlington Saloon in The Mascot. Arlington Saloon Ad for the Arlington Saloon and Restaurant, 10-12 N. Rampart Street (later 112 N. Rampart, when the city's address scheme changed) in the 3-April-1897 edition of The Mascot. Anderson and the saloon's namesake, Josie Arlington, were two of the most well-known personalities of the Storyville District. Tom Anderson Thomas...
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Twelve Months New Orleans April

Twelve Months New Orleans April

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Twelve Months New Orleans April, continuing the series by Enrique Alferez Twelve Months New Orleans April This image is the Fourth in a series of images by Enrique Alferez, published by Michael Higgins as "The Twelve Months of New Orleans." Higgins published the illustrations in 1940. The image features dancers celebrating April's spring festivals. Enrique Alferez Alferez was born in...
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Department Store Ads – Godchaux’s

Department Store Ads – Godchaux’s

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Department store ads over generations are fun. Department Store Ads Ads for Godchaux's Department Store. The first appeared in the Loyola Maroon in 1929. The second demonstrated the store's sort for the New Orleans Opera Guild. It appeared in the program for "Romeo and Juliet" in 1947. Godchaux's on Canal Yesterday, local author (and someone I'm proud to call friend)...
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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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Custom House preliminary design 1851

Custom House preliminary design 1851

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This Custom House preliminary design evolved over the 1850s. Custom House New Orleans The Custom House occupies the 401 block of Canal Street. The final design became the building still standing. The Custom House functions as a federal office building. Additionally, it was the former location of the Audubon Insectarium. Original Design Controversy surrounded the original Custom House design. From...
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Stephen Massicot 1898 #BOSHSunday

Stephen Massicot 1898 #BOSHSunday

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Stephen B. Massicot was a "promising young Orleanian." Stephen Massicot Obituary for Mr. Stephen Massicot (click for a PDF copy), who passed away on June 4, 1898. This column ran in the Daily Picayune on Wednesday, June 8, 1898. Massicot graduated from St. Aloysius College in 1897. St. Aloysius in 1898 St. Aloysius opened in New Orleans in 1869. The...
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