Take a look below. This lithograph was done in 1852, showing New Orleans as seen from St. Patrick’s Church.

New Orleans in 1852
New Orleans from St. Patrick’s Church 1852 / J.W. Hill & Smith, del. ; lith. par B.F. Smith, Jr.

New Orleans from St. Patrick’s Church 1852 / J.W. Hill & Smith, del. ; lith. par B.F. Smith, Jr.

Source: Library of Congress

Make sure you check out some of our other New Orleans photos, like this one of the French Quarter in 1956, or this showing Mardi Gras back in 1900.