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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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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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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St. John the Baptist Church 1933

St. John the Baptist Church 1933

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St. John the Baptist Church photo from 1933. St. John the Baptist Church Photo of St. John the Baptist Church from 1933. It is part of a Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS). While the record lists the location of the church as Dryades Street, the current name of the street is Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. So, historically, it stood on...
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St. Patrick Church 1845

St. Patrick Church 1845

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St. Patrick Church 1845 is an engraving of the first "Irish" parish church in New Orleans. St. Patrick Church 1845 From Norman's New Orleans and Environs, this engraving of St. Patrick Church 1845 shows the church at 724 Camp Street five years after its completion. Bishop Leo-Raymond de Neckere approved the creation of the parish in 1833. The Faubourg Ste....
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Labiche Legendre Baronne Street

Labiche Legendre Baronne Street

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Labiche Legendre Baronne Street shoe store in the 1930s. Labiche Legendre Baronne Street Franck Studios photo of the Labiche and Legendre Shoe Store, 307 Baronne Street, 1933. The store moved from 836 Poydras Street to Baronne that year. Albert V. Labiche and Armand A. Legendre partnered in the shoe store. Labiche and Graff was the clothing store. The stores later...
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