One of the finest examples of ironwork to be found in the French Quarter is this balcony. Note the intricacy of the design. In the distance can be seen the spires of the Old St. Louis Cathedral.
New Orleans, is the world’s greatest banana port, more than 700 ships arrive each year loaded with 25,000 to 50,000 bunches of bananas. Each individual bunch is carried from the hold of the ship to the door of the refrigerator car on mechanical conveyors.
Dear David & Paul,
Thanks for the Valentines. Sorry I neglected sending each of you a card. You know that I love you,
This bowl, with a seating capacity of 70,000, is part of Tulane University, and the site of the annual New Year’s Day football classic of the South. Its name is derived from the fact that the property on which it stands was once a sugar plantation owned by Etienne de Bore.
A couple of months ago I shared a postcard of the Forest Grill, a restaurant in New Orleans’ Grunewald Hotel. Well, here’s a look at the hotel itself. The divided back card lacks any indication of the publisher/printer.
At New Orleans, the gayest of good times is Mardi Gras, the bacchanalia that ushers in the Lenten season, and every year brings hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city. On Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday) the entire city turns out for one of the Greatest Shows in America.
Jackson Square, the Place d’Armes of “Old Orleans” scene of the most stirring events of the city’s history. Here the United States formally received title from France. Here Lafayette was feted in 1826. The historic St. Louis Cathedral was erected 1718 by Don Almonaster Y. Roxas, a wealthy Spaniard, who donated it to the parish. Rebuilt in 1720, present building 1794. Cabildo contains a splendid museum of art, historic items and antiques. The State Historical Museum contains important documents and books.
An old courtyard in New Orleans, published by E.C. Kropp. I like this card, as it’s colorful while still retaining a sort of “grungy” look. The description reads, “The court yards of the ‘Vieux Carre’ or old quarter of New Orleans, constitute its greatest charm, unique inheritances fro the Creole settlers of the old city. Many of them are filled with beautiful gardens which are usually just temptingly visible through arched driveways like that at the right of the picture. Note the flagstone paving.”