West End Streetcar #StreetcarSaturday

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West End Streetcar line ran until 1950. West End Streetcar NOPSI 933, running on the West End Streetcar line. Undated photo, between 1948 and 1950. This is the end of the line, out by Lake Pontchartrain. The streetcar ran from the the river, up Canal Street, turning left (West) on City Park Avenue, then turning right (North), following the New...
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Ad Snapshot 23-April

Ad Snapshot 23-April

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Ad snapshot 23-April focuses on 23-April-1946 and 1947. Ad snapshot 23-April I love posting ads that are twenty-plus years old. Every day offers new thoughts. While the advertisers are quite predictable, the ads themselves provide perspective on the day, the time, and the store. I found a number of ads this morning, more than I want to tweet out to...
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Bagur Southern Souvenier Postcard

Bagur Southern Souvenier Postcard

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The Bagur Southern Souvenir Company produced postcards of New Orleans. Bagur Southern Souvenir "Greetings from New Orleans" postcard, published by the Dexter Press company, of Pearl River, NY. Bagur Southern Souvenir Company sold a wide range of products. They hold the rights to the "Aunt Sally" logo for "Creole Pralines." Curt Teich created this style of postcard. His company produced...
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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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Canal Line layover 1947 #StreetcarSaturday

Canal Line layover 1947 #StreetcarSaturday

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The Canal line layover, on City Park Avenue by Greenwood Cemetery, 1947. Canal Line layover Here's Michael Palmieri's caption to this Elliott M. Kahn photo. NOPSI 843 - NEW ORLEANS - 25 FEB 1947 - ELLIOTT M. KAHN image New Orleans Public Service CEMETERIES LINE car 843 was on the layover track at the outer end of that car line,...
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