Louisiana

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The French Opera House in New Orleans

Sadly, this lovely building was destroyed by fire in 1919. But this lovely photo shows it in glorious detail as it stood in the 1880s. Source: Library of Congress

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1760s Map of New Orleans

Lovely old map of New Orleans, but under French control. Source: Library of Congress

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New Orleans Bourbon Boys of 1925

How great is this old photo of two young boys standing on a street corner in New Orleans? These two children are standing at the corner of Bourbon Street and Ursulines Avenue. Bourbon Street and Ursulines Avenue circa 1925. “New Orleans...

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New Orleans Was Stunning in 1906. Check This Out.

Curious what New Orleans looked like over 100 years ago? We found this photo showing the city in 1906. Circa 1906. “Elks Place, New Orleans, Louisiana.” Brought to you by Anna Held. Forgotten New Orleans: The old criminal court building...

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Check Out New Orleans in 1941

This photo shows New Orleans, as it looked in 1941, before World War II. Go ahead and click on it for a larger version to see more details. January 1941. “Old buildings in New Orleans.” Custom Buttons and “Sandwiches of...

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What Did New Orleans Look Like in 1910?

Take a look for yourself at the photos below, showing New Orleans in 1910. They’re an amazing window into life in the Big Easy over 100 years ago. Make sure you click on the photos for larger versions. New Orleans...

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1687 Map of French Louisiana

What an incredible historical map of Louisiana and Mississippi. This map was done in 1683 by German cartographer Johann Homann. Make sure you click on it for a much larger version. You won’t be disappointed. 1687 map of Louisiana and...

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This is New Orleans in 1910

Oh man, this one is a great photo. Click on it for a larger version to see what New Orleans looked like back in 1910. We posted quite a few great photos of The Big Easy last week, so check...

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Pre-Civil War Map of New Orleans

This is a terrific old map of New Orleans. We posted a full week of great NOLA content last week, and wanted to make sure to top it off this weekend with a great old map. Make sure you click...