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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...

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...

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...

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...

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 -...

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....

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...

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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