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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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Kenner Shoemaker 1938

Kenner Shoemaker 1938

Kenner shoemaker in his shop, 1938. Kenner Shoemaker 1938 "Shoemaker in his shop. Kenner, Louisiana," by Russell Lee. Lee was a documentary photographer. He worked for the Farm Security Administration during the Great Depression. Lee traveled extensively, documenting...

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Ad Snapshot 23-April

Ad Snapshot 23-April

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...

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Maison Blanche 1906

Maison Blanche 1906

Maison Blanche 1906 shows the Mercier Building lit up at night. Maison Blanche 1906 Photo of Maison Blanche by John Norris Teunisson. He shot the store on the evening of Monday, February 26, 1906. This was Lundi Gras that year. New Orleans Railway and Light Company,...

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Unloading Coffee 1900

Unloading Coffee 1900

Unloading Coffee is the subject of a ca. 1900 postcard. Unloading Coffee Longshoremen unloading coffee from a freighter at the Port of New Orleans. Detroit Publishing Company postcard, ca 1900-1909. From the 1890s to the 1970s, New Orleans received over 80% of coffee...

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Norman Mayer Library @NOLALibrary

Norman Mayer Library @NOLALibrary

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...

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Twelve Months New Orleans April

Twelve Months New Orleans April

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...

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