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Proteus parade 1931 float design

Proteus parade 1931 float design

Proteus parade 1931 featured floats displaying history in novels. Proteus parade 1931 The Krewe of Proteus parade 1931 presented the theme, "Reminiscences of History in Novels." Float 17 in 1931 held the title "When Knighthood Was in Flower." Leda Hincks Plauche...

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Judy Garland Mayor Mastrei

Judy Garland Mayor Mastrei

1938: Judy Garland Mayor Maestri pose for a photo. Judy Garland Mayor Maestri Actress Judy Garland, during a visit to New Orleans in January, 1938, paid a call on Mayor Robert Maestri, at his City Hall office. She sold him a publicity photo. The proceeds from the sale...

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Hugo Kahn City Council Proclamation

Hugo Kahn City Council Proclamation

Hugo Kahn City Council Proclamation recognized the President of the Krauss Corporation. Hugo Kahn City Council Proclamation In the waning days of Krauss Department Store, appreciations and tributes poured into the store. Mr. Hugo Kahn, President of the Krauss...

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New Orleans Oratorio Society 1922

New Orleans Oratorio Society 1922

The New Orleans Oratorio Society posed for a portrait in 1922. New Orleans Oratorio Society Photographer H. J. Harvey posed the New Orleans Oratorio Society and Symphony Orchestra for a group portrait on 21-January-1922. The concert hall is unidentified. In 1922, the...

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Distaff Women’s Journal 1972

Distaff Women’s Journal 1972

Distaff Women's Journal presented a "preview" edition in 1973. Distaff Women's Journal The preview of Distaff Women's Journal dropped in New Orleans in December, 1972. A "distaff" is a spindle, or stick that is used to assist in spinning fiber into yarn or thread....

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Imaginary Map 1874

Imaginary Map 1874

Imaginary Map 1874 - "What-if" illustrations are timeless. Imaginary Map 1874 What-if illustrations exist going back millennia. This one focuses on our rivers in Louisiana. They are a strong force of nature. The rivers are the Red, Atchafalaya, and Mississippi. They...

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The Hunters of Kentucky

The Hunters of Kentucky

The Hunters of Kentucky told a very one-sided story of the Battle of New Orleans The Hunters of Kentucky On the 9th of January in the year 1815, about one-quarter of the American forces at Chalmette originated from Kentucky. Major General Andrew Jackson led skirmishes...

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BMHS Pep Rally 1982 #BOSHSunday

BMHS Pep Rally 1982 #BOSHSunday

BMHS Pep Rally 1982 in the gym on the Elysian Fields Campus BMHS Pep Rally 1892 Brother Martin High School was into its second decade when this BMHS Pep Rally 1982 photo was taken. As you walked into the gym (it would be some time before "the gym" received a formal...

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BNO Positions 23-Dec-1814

BNO Positions 23-Dec-1814

BNO Positions 23-Dec-1814 to 8-Jan-1815 BNO Positions Much of the writing on the Battle of New Orleans focuses on the main conflict on 9-January-1815. How the combatants came together in Chalmette is a larger story. 23-December-1814 to 18-January-1815 This map,...

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Comus 1956 presents Twelfth Night Revelers

Comus 1956 presents Twelfth Night Revelers

Comus 1956 gives a shout-out to another old-line krewe. Comus 1956 The Mystick Krewe of Comus first paraded in 1857. New Orleans considers this organization the origin of modern Carnival parades. Yes, Carnival's been around for much longer, but we point to Comus as...

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Phunny Phorty Phellows Begin Carnival

Phunny Phorty Phellows Begin Carnival

Phunny Phorty Phellows begin Carnival on Twelfth Night. Phunny Phorty Phellows begin Carnival While the "society" folk attend the bal masque of the Twelfth Night Revelers, the Phunny Phorty Phellows begin carnival on the streets of New Orleans. The PPP ride...

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The Mascot 5-Jan-1895

The Mascot 5-Jan-1895

The Mascot 5-Jan-1895 presents the tribulations of wealth widows on the cover. Scandal! The Mascot 5-Jan-1895 The front page of this edition of the New Orleans paper, The Mascot, featured an illustration of a wealthy widow. While she thinks back to her late husband, a...

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Twelfth Night Zoom Talk

Twelfth Night Zoom Talk

Twelfth Night Zoom Talk on January 6, 2021, 6pm CST Twelfth Night Zoom Talk. Join us next Wednesday, January 6, 2021, to talk about Twelfth Night Celebrations in New Orleans. We expect this gathering and discussion to last about an your, from 6pm CST to 7pm-ish....

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JC Ellis Memories

JC Ellis Memories

JC Ellis Memories of my elementary school days. JC Ellis Memories I've been working on de-cluttering my home office this week. In the back of my desk drawer, I found a ziplok bag with a bunch of stuff from my childhood. Boy Scout medals and patches, assorted pins and...

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NOLA History Guy Podcast 20-June-2020 – Katy Morlas Shannon Part 2

NOLA History Guy Podcast 20-June-2020 – Katy Morlas Shannon Part 2

NOLA History Guy Podcast 20-June-2020 is part two of our interview with Katy Morlas Shannon NOLA History Guy Podcast 20-June-2020 Just one segment this week, which is part two of our talk with historian and author Katy Morlas Shannon. We had such a good time talking,...

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Lakefront Drive-In Theater 1940

Lakefront Drive-In Theater 1940

Lakefront Drive-In Theater, in 1940. Lakefront Drive-In Theater Last year, I presented a lecture at the National World War II Museum, entitled, Winning the War on the Lakefront. The talk started at West End and the New Canal, then moved along the lakefront to the...

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