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Masonic Funeral Procession

Photo of a Masonic funeral procession from the late 1940s/early 1950s. Masonic Funeral Procession Officers of Axiom Lodge #216, Free and Accepted Masons, Prince Hall Affiliation (PHA), lead a funeral procession. Undated photo Axiom Lodge dates to 1951, so photo is...

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Canal Street Postcard

Canal Street Postcard

This Canal Street Postcard was printed in 1903. Canal Street postcard Detroit Publishing Company postcard of Canal Street, New Orleans, from 1903. The photographer stands on the roof of the Custom House, looking towards the lake. The foreground shows the 500 block....

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Henry Clay Monument Map

Henry Clay Monument Map

The Henry Clay Monument stood on Canal Street from 1860 to 1901. NOTE: If you see something else interesting on these maps, speak up! Le'ts talk about it. Henry Clay Monument A private group raised money to build a monument to American statesmen Henry Clay in 1860....

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Suicide Oak City Park

Suicide Oak City Park

City Park contains some of the oldest trees in New Orleans, including Suicide Oak. Suicide Oak Postcard from the V.O. Hammon Publishing Company, early 1900s. This tree got its name because sixteen men took their lives over a period of twelve years, in the 1890s into...

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Kenner Sanborn Maps

Kenner Sanborn Maps

Kenner Sanborn maps offer insight into the city in 1926. Kenner Sanborn maps This plate shows a section of Kenner, LA. Fire insurance companies used these maps to set rates for customers. Kenner Sanborn maps provide the underwriter with details on structures, streets,...

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Twelve Months New Orleans June

Twelve Months New Orleans June

Twelve Months New Orleans June, continuing the series by Enrique Alferez Twelve Months New Orleans June This image is the sixth in a series of images by Enrique Alferez, published by Michael Higgins as "The Twelve Months of New Orleans." Higgins published the...

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Godchaux Building 1916

Godchaux Building 1916

The Godchaux Building stood in the 501 block of Canal Street. Godchaux Building Postcard of Canal Street, 1916. The Godchaux Building, at 527 Canal, rises in the foreground, right. The 501 block numbering begins with the building across the Dorsiere  Street from the...

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Railroad Connections

Railroad Connections

Railroad connections in New Orleans via the Clio streetcar lines. Railroad connections The 100-200 blocks of St. Charles Avenue, seen from Canal Street, 1890. The Crescent Billiard Hall is foreground, left, with a tailor shop in the retail space on the first floor....

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Krauss 1938 #KraussFriday

Krauss 1938 #KraussFriday

Krauss 1938 shows the badge of the Eighth National Eucharistic Congress. Krauss 1938 The Catholic Church in the United States held its Eighth National Eucharistic Congress in New Orleans. The Congress ran from 17-October to 20-October, 1938. Since Krauss Department...

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Krauss 1903 #KraussFriday

Krauss 1903 #KraussFriday

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...

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Cypress Grove Cemetery

Cypress Grove Cemetery

Cypress Grove was also known as Fireman's Cemetery. Cypress Grove Cemetery Theodore Lilienthal photo of Cypress Grove Cemetery, ca. 1882. The cemetery stands at the end of Canal Street, at City Park Avenue. The Firemen's Charitable and Benevolent Association (FCBA)...

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Hot 5 Kid Ory

Hot 5 Kid Ory

Hot 5 Kid Ory gets less attention than the band leader, Louis Armstrong. Hot 5 Kid Ory It's no surprise that articles about the Hot 5 focus around Pops, but Hot 5 Kid Ory influenced the Chicago jazz scene in the 1920s. This publicity photo for the band presents (l-r)...

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Phillis Wheatley School

Phillis Wheatley School

Phillis Wheatley School is located in Faubourg Tremé. Phillis Wheatley School Photo of an architectural model of Phillis Wheatley School, designed by Charles Colbert, in 1954. Colbert's widespread praise for the school's mid-century modern design. While the school was...

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Maison Blanche Tire Store

Maison Blanche Tire Store

Maison Blanche tire store on Airline Highway in Metairie. Maison Blanche tire store The "Greatest Store South," Maison Blanche operated a Tire Store at 1920 Airline Highway, in Metairie, from the late 1950s to the 1970s. The store was in between the store at S....

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Sharkey’s Trumpet

Sharkey’s Trumpet

Sharkey's Trumpet was a gold-plated award from the NOJC. Sharkey's Trumpet Mrs. Myra Menville presents an award trumpet to Sharkey Bonano in 1955. Bonano, who was born in Milneburg, played with a number of legends of New Orleans Jazz, including Freedie Newman and...

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Red Streetcars Uptown #StreetcarSaturday

Red Streetcars Uptown #StreetcarSaturday

Red streetcars uptown aren't as common a sight as they used to be. Red streetcars uptown David Mora (@davidmora on Twitter, @davidnola on Instagram) shares some absolutely wonderful photos of New Orleans. He always posts stuff that lifts my spirits, like this photo of...

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Twelve Months New Orleans May

Twelve Months New Orleans May

Twelve Months New Orleans May, continuing the series by Enrique Alferez Twelve Months New Orleans May 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...

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Bus accident 1950

Bus accident 1950

This bus accident, on the Gentilly line, involves a NOPSI bus, a car, and a building. Bus accident 1950 NOPSI 1547, a White Motor Company bus, operating on the Gentilly line. At 6:40 AM on 26-May-1950, Franck Studios documented a bus accident at Royal Street and...

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US Navy Mortar Schooners

US Navy Mortar Schooners

US Navy Mortar Schooners shattered Fort Jackson in 1862. US Navy Bomb Vessels Photo of a bomb vessel of the type that blasted Forts Jackson and St. Phillip on the Mississippi River, 18-23 April, 1862. Captain David Porter commanded twenty-one of these US Navy mortar...

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USS Cayuga 1862

USS Cayuga 1862

USS Cayuga participated in Farragut's attack on Forts Jackson and St. Phillip. USS Cayuga An Unadilla-class gunboat, Cayuga was launched on 10-Oct-1861, at Portland, CT. After final fitting-out at the New York Navy Yard, she was commissioned on 21-Feb-1862. Upon...

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