|"A Picture Book of New Orleans"
Published in 1945
|The images on this page are from a little guidebook,
"A Picture Book of New Orleans" published in 1945.
|"Courtyard of Pat O'Brien's Restaurant"
|"Mardi Gras on the nation's widest business thoroughfare, Canal Street."
|"Morning Call Coffee Stand, Decatur Street, French Market"
|"Cabildo Alley (
|"The Municipal Auditorium"
[Opened in 1930; multi-purpose building; 7,853 seats; past scene of
many sporting events, concerts and Mardi Gras Balls. N.B.]
|Left: "Sailboats on Lake Pontchartrain, one of the
largest lakes in the country" Right: "Lee Circle: St.
Charles Avenue and Howard Street; statue of Robert
E. Lee, column is 60 feet high and bronze statue
weighs 7000 pounds."
|"Gibson Hall of Tulane University; Tulane occupies at 93 acre campus and, on its St. Charles
Avenue entrance, is directly across the street from Audubon Park."
|"Loyola University; Loyola has a 14 acre campus and adjoins Tulane University."
|"Hotel Dieu, the largest Catholic hospital in the state."
[See Historic New Orleans Hospitals page. N.B.]
|"Girod House on Chartres Street, better known as the Napoleon House."
|"Old Absinthe House, headquarters for the pirate, Jean LaFitte."
|"The Mississippi River curves through New Orleans,
demonstrating why it's called the Crescent City."
|"New Orleans Harbor, which acts as a clearing house for the trade of the
Mississippi Valley and a gateway for Central and South America."
|"The Cotton Exchange at New Orleans is one of the four most important
Exchanges in the world, having a long and enviable reputation for reliability and
is foremost in the forecast of cotton crops."
|"The Del Norte - this is one of the many huge
ships using the South's greatest port."
(I remember the Captain of the Del Norte taking my family on a little tour of the
ship when I was a young child. It was at a time when two of my family members
were Merchant Marines on the ship, often making trips to Central and South
America. The captain was a nice man but, probably because of his impressive
uniform and his air of authority, he was very intimidating to a 5 year old! Nancy)
|The train they call..."The City of New Orleans,
streamlined giant of the Illinois Central Lines."
See "Old Union Depot - New Union Terminal."