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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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Desire Line 1978

Desire Line 1978

The Desire line operated as bus service in 1978. Desire Line Photo of a NOPSI bus on the Desire line in 1978. Here's Aaron's caption from Vintage New Orleans Transit: Inbound NOPSI Flxible New Look bus 325, a Streetbus Named Desire-Florida, crosses Saint Ann Street on...

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Krauss Discount Shoes 1955

Krauss Discount Shoes 1955

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...

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St Aloysius Academy 1875 @BMHSCrusaders

St Aloysius Academy 1875 @BMHSCrusaders

St. Aloysius Academy advertises in the Daily Picayune in 1875. St. Aloysius Academy Ad in the Daily Picayune, 19-September-1875, for St. Aloysius Academy. The school opened for the 1869 school term in 1869. The first campus was a house on the corner of Chartres and...

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New Orleans Militia Officer by Waud

New Orleans Militia Officer by Waud

New Orleans Militia Officer in 1862 by William Waud. New Orleans Militia Officer Illustrator William Waud offers detail on the uniform of this militia officer. The handwritten inscription says: "Light blue cap + frock; grey pants white crossbelts; other troops in...

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St. Patrick Church 1845

St. Patrick Church 1845

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....

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New Orleans Map 1764

New Orleans Map 1764

This New Orleans Map 1764 shows the city as the Spanish took over. New Orleans Map 1764. "Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans," published by Jacques Nicolas Bellin, Paris, 1764. Given that the map was published in Paris, it was likely drawn in 1763. This puts it at the end of...

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Norfolk Southern MOW

Norfolk Southern MOW

Norfolk Southern MOW equipment on the New Orleans #BackBelt. cross-posted to NewOrleansRailroads.com Norfolk Southern MOW Maintenance-Of-Way (MOW) equipment seen recently on the Norfolk Southern "Back Belt." This equipment does crack clearing and ballast balancing....

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Lake Pontchartrain Seawall

Lake Pontchartrain Seawall

Lake Pontchartrain seawall is the first level of flood protection in Orleans Parish. Lake Pontchartrain Seawall John Tibule Mendes photo of the Lake Pontchartrain Seawall, not long after its completion in 1932. The Orleans Levee Board (OLB) began the seawall project...

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Labiche Legendre Baronne Street

Labiche Legendre Baronne Street

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...

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AMTK Crescent Plus ATIP Car

AMTK Crescent Plus ATIP Car

AMTK Crescent plus ATIP car on the #backbelt in New Orleans. cross-posted to New Orleans Railroads. AMTK Crescent plus ATIP Amtrak Crescent #20 Northbound on the NS #BackBelt, 15 minutes out of Union Passenger Terminal in New Orleans (NOL). The red car directly behind...

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Greenwood Cemetery 1930s

Greenwood Cemetery 1930s

Greenwood Cemetery 1930s via a Franck Studios photo. Greenwood Cemetery 1930s The Fireman's Charitable and Benevolent Association (FCBA) incorporated in 1834. Its purpose was initially as a burial society. Firefighting was a volunteer job in the 19th Century. If a...

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