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Twelve Months New Orleans November

Twelve Months New Orleans November

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

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Tombs, Ovens, All Souls

Tombs, Ovens, All Souls

Tombs, Ovens, All Souls, the preparation was all for today. Tombs, Ovens, All Souls. Illustration from the 1870s, A Cemetery Walk, (Tombs and "Ovens.") shows the scene in a New Orleans cemetery. The tombs on the right are typical of the city's older cemeteries,...

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Amtrak Anniversary Locomotive

Amtrak Anniversary Locomotive

Follow-up to yesterday's post featuring an Amtrak Anniversary Locomotive. Amtrak Anniversary Locomotive Yesterday's post featured the Amtrak Crescent #20, northbound to New York City. On Monday, I went over to where the Back Belt crosses Marconi Boulevard, rather than...

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Amtrak Crescent #20 Celebrates 50

Amtrak Crescent #20 Celebrates 50

The Amtrak Crescent #20 celebrates the railroad's 50th! Amtrak Crescent #20 celebrates Amtrak Crescent #20, about 20 minutes after departing Union Passenger Terminal, New Orleans (NOL). P42DCs AMTK 75 and 161 pull a consist of 3 coaches, 1 cafe' car, 2 sleepers, and 2...

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600 Tchoupitoulas, 1843

600 Tchoupitoulas, 1843

Several of the buildings in this illustration of 600 Tchoupitoulas are still standing. 600 Tchoupitoulas George Sully painted this watercolor of the 600 block of Tchoupitoulas Street around 1843. The painting depitcts several three-story buildings on the downtown side...

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901 Canal Then/Now

901 Canal Then/Now

901 Canal Then/Now shows the block in 1910 and present day. 901 Canal Then/Now Two views of the 901 block of Canal Street, one from an old postcard from 1910, the other from this afternoon. While the contemporary shot appears timeless, the old postcard is a very...

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Storyville Debate, 1897

Storyville Debate, 1897

The Storyville debate continued past the District's creation. . Storyville Debate In their edition of 9-October-1897, The Mascot re-printed a letter from "CITIZEN," originally published in The New Orleans Item. The letter decries the establishment of the Storyville...

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Tivoli Circle, 1968

Tivoli Circle, 1968

Tivoli Circle connected the CBD with Union Station. Tivoli Circle NOPSI 934, heading outbound on the St. Charles line, 1968. John LeBeau photo, via Aaron Handy, III. Here's Aaron's caption from Facebook: Outbound Charley car 934 coming off Saint Charles Avenue to...

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Claiborne Terminal 1978

There's always activity at the Claiborne Terminal. Claiborne Terminal 1978 It was hectic at the end of the St. Charles line on 18-August-1978. Michael Palmieri captured this shot of three vintage-1923 arch roof streetcars, (l-r) NOPSI 914, 923, 962. NOPSI 923 blocks...

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Freret’s Cenotaph

Freret’s Cenotaph

Freret's Cenotaph remained on paper when the Washington Artillery chose another design. Freret's Cenotaph "Front elevation design for the Washington Artillery Monument (tomb)." by James Freret. Like most architects in New Orleans, Freret  worked on spec. He drafted...

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St. Aloysius Bonds

St. Aloysius Bonds

St. Aloysius bonds, a private issue to finance the completion of the new building. St. Aloysius bonds. Advertisement in the Times-Picayune, 15-April, 1925, for St. Aloysius bonds to finance the completion of the "new" school building. The Bond Department of Marine...

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Unpacking 900 Canal Street

Unpacking 900 Canal Street

Streetcars and Walgreens at 900 Canal Street! 900 Canal Street This Peter Ehrlich photo from 2008  features some next details. Most notably, NORTA 968 runs inbound on the Canal Street line. This was the period post-Katrina where the Canal and St. Charles lines crossed...

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Southern Railway Terminal

Southern Railway Terminal

The Southern Railway Terminal on Basin Street serviced New Orleans for forty-six years. Southern Railway Terminal Franck Studios photo (via HNOC) of the Southern Railway Terminal, Canal and Basin Streets, downtown. This particular photo caught my eye because it's a...

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JAX Truck, 1959

JAX Truck, 1959

A JAX truck at a body shop in 1959. JAX truck A truck owned by the Jackson Brewing Company, parked by an auto body shop in Algiers, Louisiana, 21-May-1959. Photo is from Franck Studios, via HNOC. Several law firms hired Franck Studios for legal photography. So, it's...

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Fort Livingston 1930s

Fort Livingston 1930s

Fort Livingston guards Bayou Barataria. Fort Livingston Photo of Fort Livingston and its lighthouse, from the 1930s. The fort stands on Grand Terre Island, on the Louisiana Gulf Coast. It's the only military fortification in Louisiana along the Gulf Coast. Other...

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Barataria Shrimp Trawler

Barataria Shrimp Trawler

Barataria shrimp trawler heading to the Gulf of Mexico. Barataria shrimp trawler The "Karaset C," a trawler, heading out Bayou Barataria to the white shrimp fishing zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo by Howard "Cole" Coleman, undated, likely in the late 1950s. There...

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Amtrak’s Panama Limited

Amtrak's Panama Limited began operations in 1971. Amtrak's Panama Limited Paul Oliver photo of Amtrak's Panama Limited, 5-May-1974. This is train #58, heading northbound from New Orleans to Chicago. Here's Mike Palmieri's caption, from a Facebook group: AMTK No. 58 -...

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Mercier Building 1885

Mercier Building 1885

The Mercier Building at Canal and Dauphine Streets was the first Maison Blanche. Mercier Building 1885 Photo of the construction of the Mercier Building in 1884. Photographer is unidentified. Source is the Louisiana Photographs Collection, Earl K. Long Library, UNO....

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NOPSI 913 working on Canal Street

NOPSI 913 working on Canal Street

NOPSI 913 on the Canal line in its waning days of operation. NOPSI 913 New Orleans Public Service, Incorporated (NOPSI) streetcar 913, starting an outbound run on the Canal Street line. Photographer uncredited--if you know who shot this, please drop me a line. NOPSI...

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Cotton Exchange Building

Cotton Exchange Building

The original Cotton Exchange Building was the setting for an Edgar Degas painting. Cotton Exchange Building Photo postcard of the Cotton Exchange Building, on the uptown/lake side of the corner of Carondelet and Gravier Streets, in the CBD. A group of cotton factors...

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Canal Street 1958

Canal Street 1958

Canal Street 1958 is a view from the roof of the Jung Hotel. Canal Street 1958 Franck Studios photo of Canal Street, looking inbound towards the river. The Franck Studios photographer stands on the rooftop of the Jung Hotel, at 1500 Canal. Krauss Department Store...

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Maison Blanche Gentilly 1950

Maison Blanche Gentilly 1950

Wide shot of the strip mall that contained Maison Blanche Gentilly. Maison Blanche Gentilly Franck Studios photograph of a strip mall on Gentilly Boulevard at Foy Street. The address is 3043 Gentilly Blvd. Shot in 1950, the tenants in the still-standing strip changed...

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Looking Down Canal, 1926

Looking Down Canal, 1926

Looking down Canal in 1926 reveals many of the buildings still standing on the city's main street. Looking down Canal Canal Street, looking towards the river from the 1000 block. Franck Studios shot this photo between 1926 and 1929. The old-style lampposts on Canal...

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L&N Uptown Tracks

L&N Uptown Tracks

L&N uptown tracks were where the railroad staged passenger trains. L&N uptown tracks Parlor car 395, Louisville and Nashville Railroad, on the L&N Uptown tracks near Gravier and S. Front Streets. The photo is part of the George F. Mungier Collection from...

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NORD Baseball Maison Blanche 1956

NORD Baseball Maison Blanche 1956

Maison Blanche Department Stores sponsored a NORD baseball team in 1956. NORD Baseball Photo of a New Orleans Recreational Department (NORD) baseball team from the summer of 1956. Maison Blanche Department Stores sponsored this particular team. The manager and members...

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