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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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Twelve Months New Orleans March Alferez

Twelve Months New Orleans March Alferez

Twelve Months New Orleans March, continuing the series by Enrique Alferez Twelve Months New Orleans March This image is the third 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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Mystic Club 1963

Mystic Club 1963

The Mystic Club 1963 marked the forty-first tableau ball of the krewe. Mystic Club 1963 Mrs. Morell Feltus Trimble reigned as Queen of Mystic Club 1963 ball. The Times-Picayune newspaper recognized the krewe annually by printing a photo of their queen on the Sunday...

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Distaff New Orleans First Issue

Distaff New Orleans First Issue

Distaff New Orleans dropped their first issue in February, 1973. Distaff New Orleans In December of 1972, a group of women journalists, writers, and others came together to produce a feminist publication. They dropped the "preview edition" of Distaff, a journal for...

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St. Louis Cemetery Stereograph

St. Louis Cemetery Stereograph

St. Louis Cemetery stereograph Grant Rowles, an amateur photographer and collector, amassed this impressive collection of 389 stereograph photographs. This collection of vintage albumen prints of New Orleans and Louisiana date from mid 1860s to the early 20th century...

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Rex Duke Costume 1877

Rex Duke Costume 1877

Rex Duke Costume 1877, for a military themed parade and ball. Rex Duke Costume 1877 For the theme, "Military Progress of the World," a Duke of the krewe wore this Teutonic Knight costume. Artist Charles Briton created these concepts. Rex's Sixth Parade The School of...

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Krewe of Proteus 1901

Krewe of Proteus 1901

Krewe of Proteus 1901, featured in the Daily Picayune. Krewe of Proteus 1901 Broadside in the Daily Picayune, February 18, 1901, featuring the floats of the Krewe of Proteus. The Picayune regularly assembled the float design illustrations given to them by the krewes...

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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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