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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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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