THE KNOWLES FAMILY COLLECTION OF POSTCARDS

 

 

(Mss 355)

 

 

Inventory

 

 

Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

 

April 2012

 

 

Contents

 

 

Contents

 

Summary

 

Historical Note

 

Container List

 

Index Terms

 

Procedures for Requesting Special Collections Materials

 

 

 

Summary

 

 

Size:                      0.5 linear foot (196 postcards)

 

Geographic

locations:               Louisiana

 

Inclusive

dates:                    20th century

 

Bulk dates:            20th century

 

Summary:              A collection of 196 postcards depicting Louisiana views.  The collection was assembled by Mrs. Knowles’s mother, JoAnn Baxter Zeisel.

 

Related

collections:            Aleman Family (Hathaway Gibbens) Collection (Mss 45); René Grandjean Collection (Mss 85); Postcards Collection (Mss 93); also, isolated postcards in larger collections

 

Source:                  Gift, October 2006

 

Access:                  No restrictions on use in our reading room

 

Copyright:             Physical rights are retained by the Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans

 

Citation:                 Knowles Family Collection of Postcards, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans

 

 

 

Historical Note

 

 

          Government-issued postcards first appeared in Austria in 1869 as an economical means of transmitting a message.  They swiftly spread throughout Europe and were adopted in the United States in 1873.  Meanwhile, pictorial postcards were introduced in France in 1870.  Pictorials did not, however, enjoy immediate popularity in the United States, where such privately printed cards required two cents' postage; government postcards cost only a penny.  As of July 1, 1898, the Private Mailing Card Act eliminated this inequity, and privately published postcards appeared in increasing number.  Postcards published before that date, whether mailed are not, are known as "pioneers."

 

          The World's Colombian Exposition, held in Chicago in 1893, led to the emergence of the modern postcard.  Charles Goldsmith, a Chicago entrepreneur, obtained from the U.S. Post Office a license to print souvenir views of the fair on government-issued postals.  When test sales of four cards met with success, Goldsmith issued sets of ten illustrations packaged in a wrapper.  The cards became available in 1892, in time for the exposition's ground-breaking ceremony.

 

          After the decrease in postage rates in 1893 gave new impetus to the practice of mail­ing postcards, collecting them became one of the world's most popular hobbies.  At first, the Post Office required that one side of the card be given over in its entirety to the recipient's address; any message had to appear on the front with the illustration, necessitating brevity.  New regulations issued in 1907 permitted publishers to divide the reverse of the card to accommodate both message and address in a format which remains in use today.

 

          The period between 1898 and the outbreak of World War I was the golden age of post­cards.  Printers in Austria and Germany, where color reproduction was less costly than elsewhere, produced lovely postcards for American publishers.  During the fiscal year ending on June 30, 1908, for example, 677,777,798 postcards were mailed in the United States.  In addition, vast, uncounted quantities languished, unsent, in collectors' albums.  At the time, the population of the United States was 88,700,000.

 

          Interest in collecting postcards, after reaching the proportion of a national mania for nearly two decades, diminished abruptly in 1914 because of the onset of World War I and the popularity of newfangled folded greeting cards.  As a result, postals dating from the 1920s through the 1960s are scarcer than older specimens.  Early collectors called their hobby "cartephilia" or "philocarty," Greek for "a hopeless love of cards."  A new wave of postcard collecting commenced in the 1970s, indulged in by a visually literate public which discovered them to be attractive souvenirs of travel and leisure activities, compact to store, and convenient for brief messages.  To this generation of collectors their avoca­tion is "deltiology," derived from Greek words meaning "small picture" and "knowledge."

 

          Most of the postcards in this collection were acquired during the twentieth century.  A few of them were sent through the mail, but most bear no message or address.  They may have been exchanged with other postcard collectors or acquired from dealers.  Arrangement of the collection is that of the donors, with very slight modification of descriptions.

 

 

 


Container List

 

 

Number

Caption / Notes

Description

Publisher

Number

SERIES I.  NEW ORLEANS POSTCARDS

          Subseries I.1.  New Orleans Chrome Postcards

355-001

"Howdy! From Louisiana"

Historic Pontalba Building, Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA.

Baxtone

1307

355-002

"Ochsner Foundation Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A."

This modern, 362 bed hospital completely air conditioned, is located in northwest New Orleans, overlooking the Mississippi River.  It is superbly equipped as a highly specialized institution for medical and surgical care, and is similarly well fitted for its programs of scientific research and graduate medical education.

Franklin Printing Co., Inc.

None

355-003

The Chapel at Manresa

The chapel can be termed the "heart" of the retreat.  Mass, four instructions, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, some group prayers are scheduled here, each day.  The chapel, built in 1865, is dedicated to the Sacred Heart whose statue is placed high on its gable.

Post Card Specialties

6C-K531

355-004

"St. Louis Basilica"  (Vertical card)

The St. Louis Basilica, one of the most noted landmarks in North America, which was erected in 1794, as seen from New Orleans' Jackson Square.

Express Publishing Co., Inc.

P65936

355-005

"The Presbytere, New Orleans, La."  (Oversized card)

Here at the entrance of the Presbytere we see a few of the many historical items which are on display.  It is located on the corner of St. Ann & Chartres St. and was completed in 1813.

Post Card Specialties

D-17628

355-006

"New Orleans Street Car / Street Car Scene, New Orleans, La."  (Oversized card)

Transit service began in New Orleans in 1833.  The first cars were powered by horses, later by steam.  Electric transit began in 1893.  Color photo by Aubrey Jenkins.

Post Card Specialties

D-18162

355-007

"Street Car Scene, New Orleans, La."

Transit service began in New Orleans in 1833.  The first cars were powered by horses, later by steam.  Electric transit began in 1893.  Color photo by Aubrey Jenkins.

Post Card Specialties

160965

355-008

"Ante-Bellum Homes"  (Vertical card, with drawings)

These two lovely lace-balconied homes on Esplanade Avenue are typical of the many fine examples of cast-iron work to be found throughout the Vieux Carre.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-455

355-009

"Washington Artillery Park, New Orleans, La."

Located across Decatur St. from Jackson Square, this recent improvement gives an excellent view of the Moon walk, ships plying the Miss. river, and St. Louis Cathedral.  A must for visitors.

Post Card Specialties

160972

355-010

[Fairgrounds].  "New Orleans -- America's Most Interesting City"  (Oversized card)

Historic Fairgrounds where 2½ months of horse racing beginning Thanksgiving Day is now in its 87th season.

Post Card Specialties

46270

355-011

"Sugar Bowl / The Sugar Bowl, Tulane Stadium, New Orleans"

Each year the New Orleans Mid-Winter Sports Association invites outstanding university football teams to compete in this splendid stadium on New Year's Day.  This annual championship game has become a national classic.  Photo copyright 1950 Times-Picayune Pub. Co.

J. A. Ossen Co.

JAO-26

355-012

"International Trade Mart, New Orleans, La."  (Vertical card)

Located at the foot of Canal Street on the banks of the mighty Mississippi, this beacon of world trade, symbol of New Orleans, the International City and the Trade Gateway to the world, rises 407 feet high.  A revolving rooftop lounge adorns the pinnacle.

Post Card Specialties

6DK-1266

355-013

"S.S. President"

A spacious five-deck sightseeing steamer on the Mississippi River.  This modern river steamer makes a 30-mile sightseeing cruise daily, affording visitors many wonderful views of the Port of New Orleans, second largest port in the U.S.

Customcraft  Advertising and Distributing Co.

P47817

355-014

"Steamer President Cruising the Mississippi, New Orleans, La."

This beautiful and palatial side-wheeler in the tradition of The Old South still glides the Mississippi from its berth at the foot of world-famed Canal Street.  It offers daylight and moonlight sightseeing and harbor trips, and has one of the nation's largest and most beautiful dance pavilions for evening fun a-float.

Post Card Specialties

8CK1675

355-015

"Mardi Gras Fountain

This beautiful fountain facing Lake Pontchartrain is one of the beautiful sights to be seen in New Orleans at night.

Express Publishing Co., Inc.

P71088

355-016

[Brulatour Courtyard] (Vertical card)

Lovely Brulatour Courtyard at 520 Royal St., in the Vieux Carre, New Orleans, Louisiana.  This is perhaps the most painted and photographed spot in all New Orleans.

J.A. Ossen Co.

P-751

355-017

"Balconies and Windows"

One the corner of Royal and St. Louis Street can be seen a beautiful example of the Iron Lace work for which New Orleans is famous.  Although the Royal Orleans Hotel on the right, is only a few years old, the Fan Windows are typical of those found in early New Orleans buildings.  Thus blending modern facilities into the timeless beauty of the French Quarter.  Color photo by Aubrey Jenkins.

Post Card Specialties

D-18168

355-018

[Lace Balconies on Royal Street] (Vertical card)

Lace balconies at Royal and St. Peter Streets, typical of the French Quarter.

Express Publishing Co., Inc.

P74290

355-019

"Lace Balconies, 700 Royal Street, New Orleans" (Vertical card; With Drawings)

This lovely old building was built about 1835 by Jean LaBranche.  Its beautiful iron lace balconies, with intricate designs of entwined oak leaves and acorns, are outstanding among the many for which this city is famous.  Color photo by Grant L. Robertson.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-424

355-020

"Lace Balconies"

This lovely old building was built in the early 1800's by Jean LaBranche.  Its beautiful iron lace balconies, with intricate designs of entwined oak leaves and acorns, are outstanding among the many for which this city is famous.  Color photo by Grant L. Robertson.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-50

355-021

"Pontalba Building, New Orleans, La."

Pontalba Apartments, New Orleans, Louisiana.  Built in 1850, the two red brick structures on either side of Jackson Square are believed to be the first apartment buildings in the United States.

Express Publishing Co., Inc.

P111856

355-022

"The Historic Cabildo"

The Cabildo Shown from Jackson Square, New Orleans, La.  Erected in 1795 as the seat of the Spanish government for the Province of Louisiana.  Now a historical museum.  The gates of the entrance were presented to Louisiana by the Spanish government and are said to have been made from the iron instruments of torture used in the inquisition days of Spain.

Post Card Specialties

6C-K510

355-023

"New Orleans, Louisiana"

[Fourteen] Views of New Orleans and The French Quarter[:  Bosque Courtyard; Café Du Monde; Canal Street; Court of Two Sisters; Bourbon St.; Bourbon Street; Pontalba Apartments; Pirate and Cabildo Alley; Jackson Square; Bourbon St.; St. Charles Ave.; La Branche Bldg.; Al Hirt's; Courtyard Scene]

Express Publishing Co., Inc.

DT88229C

355-024

"Jackson Square, French Quarter, New Orleans" (Oversized card)

Street artists from many parts of the world and the United States gather here in this part of the French Quarter to display their paintings in various techniques.  The true flavor of New Orleans is captured many times on their canvases.  St. Louis Cathedral is also shown here at Jackson Square.

Express Publishing Co., Inc.

X115289

355-025

"French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana" (Oversized card)

Lace work balconies on St. Peter Street in the French Quarter.

Express Publishing Co., Inc.

X114089

355-026

"French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana"

Lace work balconies on St. Peter Street in the French Quarter.

Express Publishing Co., Inc.

P111865

355-027

"Bourbon Street" [500 Club]

By day, fine restaurants, interesting patios, curio shops, and art galleries.  By night, Jazz bands, famous entertainers and dancing girls.  Entertainment to suit every individual.

Post Card Specialties

D-17641

355-028

"Bourbon Street" [Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop]

This is one of the famous street in the Vieux Carre, or French Quarter of New Orleans.  At number 941 may be seen the blacksmiths shop operated by Jean Lafitte and his brother Pierre.  At the corner of Bienville St. stands the Old Absinthe House built around 1806.

Express Publishing Co., Inc.

P62432

355-029

"Bourbon & Bienville, New Orleans, La."  (Oversized card)

Showing the old Absinthe House, and Desire Oyster Bar in the Royal Sonesta Hotel.

Express Publishing Co., Inc.

P111854

355-030

"Bourbon St. & Bienville St."  (Oversized card)

Showing the old Absinthe House, and Desire Oyster Bar in the Royal Sonesta Hotel.

Express Publishing Co., Inc.

X113862

355-031

"LaFitte's Blacksmith Shop"

New Orleans, La.  Lafitte's Blacksmith's Shop is located in the Colorful French Quarter at 941 Bourbon St., corner of St. Philip St.  According to local legend, the pirates Jean and Pierre Lafitte posed as blacksmiths while smuggling their cargoes, "Black Gold", into the city.  Color by Al Hart.

Express Publishing Co., Inc.

K-17576

355-032

"Bourbon Street"

Typical Vieux Carre scene at Bourbon and St. Ann's Streets.  Some of Bourbon Street's night spots offer the very finest in Dixieland jazz entertainment.  Color photo by Grant L. Robertson.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-418

355-033

"Pat O'Brien's Courtyard, 718 St. Peter St., New Orleans"

This ancient residence was once the town house of a prominent planter.  It is now a popular refreshment establishment, and its courtyard is one of the finest in the Vieux Carre.  Color photo by Grant L. Robertson.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-33

355-034

"Pat O'Brien's Patio, 718 St. Peter St., New Orleans" (With drawings)

A New Orleans landmark.  Here one can enjoy the famous "Hurricane" on a lovely patio, enhanced at night-time by its flaming fountain.  Color photo by Grant L. Robertson.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-447

355-035

"Pat O'Brien Court New Orleans"

No further description

Baxtone

1261

355-036

"Pat O'Brien's Courtyard, 718 St. Peter St., New Orleans, Louisiana, New Orleans, America's Most Interesting City"

Among the most attractive of the many Vieux Carre Courtyards, Pat O'Brien's is a popular refreshment establishment.

Post Card Specialties

6DK-374

355-037

"Pat O'Brien's Courtyard, 718 St. Peter St., New Orleans, Louisiana, Home of the famous 'Hurricane Punch'"

Located in the heart of New Orleans "Vieux Carre" in the building and courtyard erected in 1791 as the first Spanish Theatre in the United States.

Express Publishing Co., Inc.

P66558

355-038

"Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana." (Oversized card)

The world's widest business thoroughfare.  The bus lanes are in the center of the street to facilitate traffic flow.  Color photo: Aubrey Jenkins.

Post Card Specialties

IJ-19

355-039

"Canal Street"

Canal Street at night, New Orleans, La.

Express Publishing Co., Inc.

P66319

355-040

"Maison Montegut Courtyard, 729 Royal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, New Orleans--America's Most Interesting City"

One of the most interesting land marks of the Vieux Carre.  It is typical Creole-Spanish architecture and was built between 1794 and 1799.

Express Publishing Co., Inc.

P1261

355-041

"St. Louis and Royal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana,  New Orleans--America's Most Interesting City"

Here you may board the carriage for a tour of the French Quarter.  The building in the background is modern, but is built to blend into the timeless beauty of the Vieux Carre.  Color photo: Aubrey Jenkins.

Post Card Specialties

IJ-59

355-042

"Court of Two Sisters, New Orleans: The Paris of America." (Oversized card)

The fabulous, historic Court of Two Sisters (613 Rue Royale, 504-222-7261) celebrating classic Creole cuisine typifying New Orleans: The Paris of America.  Photo by Don Ceppi.

Express Publishing Co., Inc.

X114962

355-043

"Cornstalk Fence, 915 Royal Street, New Orleans--America's Most Interesting City." (Oversized card)

This beautiful 150-year-old cast iron fence is one of the most unique examples of old New Orleans craftsmanship.  It stands in front of an interesting old house, reputedly the place where "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was written; now a pleasant tourist home.

Jenkins Enterprises

160985

355-044

"Courtyard Scene-The Dickson's Place, 729 Royal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana."  Oversized & vertical card

No further description.  Colour by Bob Glander.

Express Publishing Co., Inc.

X114484

355-045  355-046  355-047  355-048

"French Quarter, New Orleans -- America's most interesting City."  (Oversize card)

Here at the corner of Royal and Toulouse we see a fine example of the architecture for which the quarter is noted.  In the background is a modern hotel which conforms to this early style.  Color photo by Aubrey Jenkins.

Post Card Specialties

8ED-137

355-049

"Lace Balconies on Royal St., New Orleans, La." (Oversized card)

Royal St. Balconies.  Color by Bob Glander.

Express Publishing Co., Inc.

P111862

355-050

"Royal Street, New Orleans, La.  New Orleans--America's most Interesting City"

Here in the heart of the French Quarter among the Gift and Antique shops and Iron Lace Work, we find a restaurant that has added new dimensions to Breakfast.  Brennans.  Everyone who visits New Orleans has heard their slogan--Breakfast at Brennans.  A fine restaurant to make your visit to the French Quarter complete.  Color photo by Aubrey Jenkins.

Post Card Specialties

D-18163

355-051

"Royal Street, New Orleans, La.  New Orleans--America's Most Interesting City" (Oversized card)

Here an impromptu dance was inspired by a small jazz band playing for pure pleasure and tips.  One of the many sights one may encounter in the world famous French Quarter.  Color Photo: Aubrey Jenkins.

Post Card Specialties

IJ-49

355-052

"Royal and St. Peter Sts., New Orleans, La."  (Oversized card)

Lace balconies at Royal and St. Peter Streets, a typical scene in the French Quarter.

Express Publishing Co., Inc.

P111853

355-053

"The French Market, New Orleans, Louisiana" (Oversized card)

This is the site of the famous market built by the Spanish in 1791.  It reputedly stands on the site of an original Indian trading post.

Express Publishing Co., Inc.

X114068

355-054

"Patio Maison de Ville.  New Orleans--America's most Interesting City"  (Oversized & vertical card)

Hotel Maison de Ville patio at 727 Toulouse -- one of the oldest and most charming patios in New Orleans' famed Vieux Carre.  Color photo by Aubrey Jenkins.

Post Card Specialties

D-18367

355-055

"The French Market, Decatur and Ursuline Streets.  New Orleans--City of Enchantment"

The site of the present French Market was used for market purposes as far back as the time of the Choctaw Indians, who carried on their trading here.  The original market was erected in 1791, and was destroyed by the hurricane of 1812.  It was rebuilt a year later, remodeled in 1938 and again in 1975.  Color photo by Robert M. Parker.

Grant L.

GLR-C110

355-056

"Broulatour Courtyard, French Quarter, New Orleans"

Delightful patios and courtyards can be seen throughout the French Quarter of New Orleans if one ventures off the main streets into the various alleys and walkways.  Photo by Don Ceppi.

Express Publishing Co., Inc.

X115290

355-057

"Lanterns and Archways, French Quarter, New Orleans, La.  New Orleans--America's most Interesting City"  (Oversized & vertical card)

The leaded glass lamps are as popular today as they were two centuries ago and are still used extensively throughout the Quarter.  This archway, located in the French Market buildings, looks down Madison Street.  Color Photo by Aubrey Jenkins.

Post Card Specialties

8ED-143

355-058

"Howdy from Louisiana" [Café du Monde Coffee & Doughnuts]

Famous old French Market, New Orleans, La.

Baxtone

1314

355-059

[No Caption]

Courtyard of Maison De Ville, one of the most interesting landmarks of the French Quarter.

Express Publishing Co., Inc.

P74291

355-060

"The St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Memorial.  New Orleans--America's Most Interesting City"  (Oversized card)

The landmark of America, dating back to 1718, this historic, almost legendary site, is in the very heart of the famous Vieux Carre of New Orleans, La.  Color photo by Aubrey Jenkins.

Post Card Specialties

355-061

"The Pontalba Apartments, St. Peter and Chartres St., New Orleans.  New Orleans--America's Most Interesting City"  (Oversized & vertical card)

These historic buildings were constructed by the Baroness Pontalba in 1846 and, are the oldest apt. buildings in the U.S.  The Mini Buses which operate in the French quarter are designed to look like the street cars which once ran here.  Color photo by Aubrey Jenkins.

Post Card Specialties

6ED-553

355-062

"Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans.  New Orleans, City of Enchantment"

A day of unrestrained people at play; the greatest free show in the United States.  Color photo by Ray Cresson.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-320

355-063

"Mardi Gras Parade Float.  New Orleans, City of Enchantment"

Mardi Gras Parades, of which there are many, present spectacular and colorful floats for the enjoyment of the throngs of spectators.  Color photo by Grant L. Robertson.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-412

355-064

"Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, La.  New Orleans--America's Most Interesting City"

One of the many Parades on Mardi Gras Day passing the reviewing stands on St. Charles Ave.  Standing in one spot it takes several hours to review the parades.

Post Card Specialties

6DK-462

355-065  355-066

"Lake Pontchartrain Causeway"

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, connecting Greater New Orleans with the highlands to the North.  The World's longest highway bridge, 125,827 feet (23.63 miles) from shore to shore, it was completed in 1956 as part of the Greater New Orleans Expressway System, costing 51 million dollars.  Eight miles of the bridge are out of sight of land.  Color by Frank Minor.

Post Card Specialties

7DK-304

          Subseries I.2.  New Orleans Linen, White Border, Early & Real Photo Postcards

355-067

[No Caption]

Lovely antebellum homes, typical residences of the Vieux Carre, New Orleans, La.  Intricate iron grillwork adorns many Vieux Carre homes.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-423

355-068

"Oleans [sic] Parish Courthouse, Broad St. Entrance.  Greetings From New Orleans"

In 1968 Visit New Orleans.  Come With the City!  250th Anniversary 1718 -1968.

[Real Photo; Kodak Era]

355-069

"Oleans [sic] Parish Courthouse where Jim Garrison is investigating J. F. K. death"

No further description; additional small photo of JFK at top right

[Real Photo; Kodak Era]

355-070

"U.S. Government Lighthouse at West End and Seawall along Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans, La.  New Orleans--America's most interesting city"

U.S. Government Lighthouse at West End showing section of the recently completed seawall along Lake Pontchartrain.  The construction of this seawall has provided New Orleans with a delightful "Summer Playground" where all water sports may be enjoyed.

A. Hirschwitz  [Linen]

355-071

"New Charity Hospital, New Orleans, La."  "Nurses Home."  "America's Most Interesting City"

The New Charity Hospital, constructed at a cost of $12,500,000.00, is one of the most outstanding medical structures in the United States, providing the most modern of hospital facilities.

E.C. Kropp Co.  [Linen]

19841

355-072

"Athenaeum and Shriners Temple, New Orleans, La."

No further description

C. T. American Art  [White border]

355-073

"Notre Dame Seminary, Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, La."

No further description

New Orleans News Company  [White border]

119624

355-074

"Courtyard of Little Theatre, New Orleans, La.  New Orleans--America's Most Interesting City"

Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre is one of the most successful and best known (Little Theatres) in the country.  It is located at 619 St. Peter St., where this colorful courtyard can be seen.

New Orleans News Company  [Linen]

19396

355-075

"Lagoon City Park, New Orleans, La."

No further description

The Acmegraph Co.  [Divided back]

4947

355-076  355-077

"Old St. Louis Cemetery, New Orleans, La.  New Orleans--America's Most Interesting City"

The most interesting of New Orleans historic burial places, the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1--there are three--has been in use for 175 years, with some of the inscriptions still decipherable dated 1800.  Here lies the bodies of Paul Morphy, the famous chess player; Gayarre, the historian; Etienne de Bore, who first made granulated sugar; Charles LaSalle, brother of the famous explorer.

New Orleans News Company  [Linen]

16981N

355-078

"Courtyard & Prison Rooms in the Cabildo, New Orleans, La.  New Orleans--America's Most Interesting City" (Vertical card)

The Court Yard and Prison Rooms in the Cabildo at Chartres and St. Peter Streets.  Note the tiers and cells, and the wide galleries around them.  The room, with the door standing open on the ground floor, is the cell in which the Pirate LaFitte was incarcerated after his capture by the Americans.  Later on his services were accepted by General Jackson and he participated in the Battle of New Orleans, where he covered himself with glory, subsequently receiving a pardon from the Congress of the United States.

New Orleans News Company  [Linen]

14548

355-079

"The Old Dueling Grounds, City Park, Showing the De Lissue - Le Bouisque Duel in 1841 (From an Old Photo) New Orleans, La.  New Orleans--America's Most Interesting City"

These old oaks, famous in Louisiana legend and history as the dueling ground where Micajah Lewis, Secretary to Governor Claiborne, was killed in 1804.  Here eighteen duels were fought by Emile La Sere, member of Congress from New Orleans.  On one Sunday in 1837 ten duels were fought under these trees.

A. Hirschwitz  [Linen]

355-080

"The Three Oaks Plantation Home, New Orleans, La."

No further description

C. T. American Art  [White border]

A-44710

355-081

"New French Market, New Orleans, La.  New Orleans--America's Most Interesting City"

Interwoven with history, romance and tradition, the French Market is one of the most colorful food markets in the world.  A heritage from the days of trade with Indians, recorded history says the original market was erected in 1813.  Although rebuilt, the basic Spanish Colonial and Roman Catholic characteristics have been preserved in the arcaded structure of stuccoed brick, low broad columns and heavy slated roof.

New Orleans News Company  [Linen]

13376

355-082

"French Market, New Orleans, La.  New Orleans--America's Most Interesting City"

The French Market extends four blocks, costing $30,000.  It is the most remarkable and characteristic spot in New Orleans.  Under its roof every language is spoken.  The Gascon butchers, Moors, Italians and German vegetable women, Chinese, Hindus, Jews, Teutons, French and Creoles, Spanish and Malays, Irish and English, all uniting in a ceaseless babel of tongues that is simply bewildering.

New Orleans News Company  [Linen]

22641

355-083

"Jackson Square, New Orleans, La. -- St. Louis Cathedral -- Pontalba Bldg. -- The Cabildo -- State Historical Museum.  New Orleans--America's Most Interesting City"

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 in 1718 by Don Almonaster Y. Roxas, a wealthy Spaniard, who donated it to the parish.  Rebuilt 1720, present building 1794.  Cabildo contains a splendid museum of art, historic items and antiques.  The State Historical Museum contains important documents and books.

New Orleans News Company  [Linen]

8417

355-084

"The Sugar Bowl (Tulane Stadium) New Orleans, La.  New Orleans--America's Most Interesting City"

Where the football championship is decided annually on New Year's Day.  Each year the New Orleans Mid-Winter Sports Association invites the outstanding University teams to play in this splendid stadium.  This game has become a national classic.

A. Hirschwitz  [Linen]

355-085

"Famous Lace Grillwork, New Orleans, La.  New Orleans--America's Most Interesting City"  (Vertical card)

Iron Grille in Old New Orleans one can see much hand-hammered wrought iron-work, beaten by negro slaves into its present designs.  This is one of the most famous iron-lace balconies in America.

New Orleans News Company  [Linen]

3259

355-086

"Old Absinthe House, 234 Bourbon St., New Orleans, La.  New Orleans--America's Most Interesting City"

Old Absinthe House, built 1798, at one time the headquarters of Jean Lafitte, the "patriot-pirate," of whose valor, prowess and wealth volumes have been written; where the French of old men met to enjoy their Absinthe.

New Orleans News Company  [Linen]

Linen

355-087

"St. Charles Avenue, Showing Giant Palm Trees, New Orleans, La.  New Orleans--America's Most Interesting City"

St. Charles Avenue.  This climate produces many varieties of palms; this picture shows but one variety; this Palm attains a height of sixty to seventy feet.

A. Hirschwitz  [Linen]

7A-H3123

355-088

"'Courtyard in Vieux Carré,' New Orleans, La.  New Orleans--America's Most Interesting City"

Freirson Court, 623 Royal St.  One of the many beautiful court yards in the Vieux Carré Section of New Orleans.  Photo by Jean Caillouet.

A. Hirschwitz  [Linen]

355-089  355-090

"Toney's -- Famous for Spaghetti -- 212 Bourbon St., New Orleans, La."

Toney's Spaghetti House is located in the Vieux Carre at 212 Bourbon Street. Toney Bonomolo welcomes you from 6 a. m. to 2 a. m. to enjoy his famous American-Italian dishes with hospitality of New Orleans.  Look for the Orange Building when you are in town.

Bourgeois Picture Service  [White border]

36627

355-091  355-092

"Antoine's Restaurant, 713 St. Louis St., New Orleans"  (Vertical card)

The Oldest French Restaurant in New Orleans -- In the Heart of the Vieux Carré -- Roy L. Alciatore, Prop.

Alphonse Goldsmith  [Linen]

355-093

"The Prince Conti, 830 Conti Street, New Orleans, La."

The completely air conditioned Prince Conti, New Orleans' most charming Motor Hotel is located in the heart of the old French Quarter with world famous Bourbon street less than 100 feet away.  Furnished throughout in authentic antiques and exquisite reproductions, it blends old world charm with the convenience of modern living.  A three-minute walk through the romantic Vieux Carre will take you to any of the internationally known Creole restaurants.

[Sepia]

355-094

"New Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans"

Contains 600 rooms; is located in the center of the city's activities; convenient to all railway terminals, theatres, and Vieux Carre.  Rates moderate.

E. C. Kropp Co.  [Linen]

7835


 

           Subseries I.3.  General

355-095

"Historic New Orleans French Quarter -- America's Most Interesting City"

1.  French Quarter - front cover & address lines; 2.  Highlights of the Vieux Carre - New Orleans, 4 Views -- back over; 3.  St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, La.; 4.  Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, La.; 5.  New Orleans Street Car; 6.  Royal Street, New Orleans, La.; 7.  The Cabildo, New Orleans, La.; 8.   Balconies and Windows, New Orleans, La.; 9.  Bosque House Patio, 619 Chartres Street, New Orleans, La.; 10.  Vieux Carre, New Orleans, La.  (vertical card); 11.  Patio Maison de Ville  (vertical card); 12.  Orleans St., New Orleans, La. (vertical card); 13.  Courtyard Candles, New Orleans, La. (vertical card); 14.  Lace Balconies, New Orleans, La. (vertical card)

Post Card Specialties [Chrome]

D-18368

355-096

"New Orleans Famous Cuisine"

1.   New Orleans Recipe for Gumbo; 2.  New Orleans Recipe for Oysters Rockefeller; 3.  New Orleans Recipe for Shrimp Creole; 4.  New Orleans Recipe for Red Beans and Rice; 5.  New Orleans Recipe for Creole Jambalaya; 6.  New Orleans Recipe for Crawfish Etoufee

Express Publishing Co., Inc. [Chrome]

P111885 - P111890

355-097

"New Orleans Louisiana

1.   New Orleans Louisiana; front cover & address lines; 2.   Beautiful iron lace work on the corner of Royal and St. Louis Streets; 3.   Historic French market in New Orleans, Louisiana; 4.   Boubon Street - a variety of entertainment (vertical card); 5.   Impromptu dancing to a jazz band on Royal Street; 6.   Moon Walk - beside the mighty Mississippi River (vertical card); 7.   Canal Street - the world's widest business thoroughfare; 8.   St. Louis and Royal Streets - touring the French Quarter; 9.   Charming Hotel Maison de Ville patio - in the Vieux Quarter (vertical card); 10.  One of the many artists at Jackson Square; 11.  Breakfast at Brennan's; 12.  Carriages have been a long tradition at Jackson Square; 13.  A street scene typical of the Vieux Carre, the French Quarter; 14.  The Cabildo was once the meeting hall for the Spanish Colonial Govt. (back cover)

Post Card Specialties [Chrome]

LAF703

355-098

"Souvenir Folder of New Orleans Louisiana"

1.   Canal Street & address lines (front cover); 2.   Greetings from New Orleans Louisiana (oversized letters with view in each (back cover), with descriptive paragraphs on reverse; 3.   The Heart of New Orleans, La.; 4.   Famous French Market, New Orleans, La.; 5.   Interior of St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, La.; 6.   Pirate's Alley, New Orleans, La.; 7.   The Cabildo, New Orleans, La.; 8.   Royal Street in New Orleans' French Quarter (vertical card); 9.  The Sugar Bowl (Tulane Stadium), New Orleans, La.; 10.  Oldest Cemetery, St. Louis & No. 1 New Orleans, La.; 11.  Old Absinthe House, 234 Bourbon St., New Orleans, La.; 12.  Madame John's Legacy.  In the New Orleans' French Quarter

Tichnor Quality Views  [Linen]

355-099

"St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, La."

1.   St. Louis Cathedral New Orleans, La. & address lines (front cover); 2.  [Bird's-eye view of Jackson Square (no caption)], with descriptive paragraphs on reverse; 3.   Stained Glass Window - St. Louis and His Mother, St. Blanche of Castille (vertical card); 4.   Stained Glass Window - St. Louis, Crowned King of France (vertical card); 5.   Stained Glass Window - The Marriage of St. Louis (vertical card); 6.   Stained Glass Window - The Building of the Holy Chapel (vertical card); 7.   Stained Glass Window - St. Louis Sailes for the Crusade (vertical card); 8.   Stained Glass Window - St. Louis Receiving the Key of Damlette (vertical card); 9.   Stained Glass Window - St. Louis Visiting the Lepers (vertical card); 10.  Stained Glass Window - The Death of St. Louis (vertical card); 11.  Interior of St. Louis Cathedral (vertical card); 12.  Stained Glass Window - The Burial of St. Louis (vertical card); 13.  Stained Glass Window - The Canonization of St. Louis (vertical card); 14.  Main Altar (vertical card); 15.  The Famous Organ and Clock (vertical card); 16.  St. Louis, King of France, Announcing the 7th Crusade; 17.  Ceiling Painting - Sacrifice of the Divine Lamb (vertical card); 18.  Ceiling Painting - St. Peter Receiving the Shepherd's Staff (vertical card)

Thos. Dunne Co.  [Linen]


 

SERIES II.  LOUISIANA POSTCARDS (early period)

           Subseries II.1.  General

355-100

"Souvenir Folder of Louisiana"

1.  State Capitol, with address lines (front cover); 2.  Lake Pontchartrain Causeway -- World's Longest Highway Bridge (back cover); 3.  Campanile, Louisiana State University (vertical card); 4.  Mardi Gras, New Orleans; 5.  Hot Wells Health Resort Near Alexandria; 6.  Huey P. Long Bridge Across The Mississippi River; 7.  Barksdale Air Force Base, Shreveport-Bossier City; 8.  Ante Bellum Home; 9.  Governor's Mansion, Baton Rouge; 10.  State Exhibit Building, Shreveport; 11.  Dock Scene, Port of Lake Charles; 12.  Canal Street At Night, New Orleans; 13.  England Air Force Base, Alexandria; 14.  St. Louis Basilica and Jackson Memorial, New Orleans

Curt Teich & Co., c1958

355-101

"Louisiana"  Map Surrounded by 10 Views

Key to Views...: -- 1.  Old "Bill Pelican"; 2.  Post Office, Alexandria; 3.  Moonlight On The River; 4.  Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport; 5.  A Good Catch; 6.  Moss Draped Oaks, New Orleans; 7.  Watercraft On Lake Pontchartrain; 8.  State Capitol At Baton Rouge; 9.  Jackson Statue, New Orleans; 10.  Huey P. Long Bridge, New Orleans

E. C. Kropp Co.  [Linen]

11998

355-102

"Louisiana State Bird"

Eastern Brown Pelican (pelicanus occidentalis), Louisiana State Bird.  Never officially recognized as the state bird of Louisiana, the Pelican has come to be considered such by common consent.  The Great Seal of the State of Louisiana shows a pelican in a nest with three young.  This scene is from the original canvas, painted especially to give true rendition to the accepted State Bird of Louisiana.  Painted by Ken Haag.

Capital Engravings, c1968

CE-40

           Subseries II.2.  Alexandria

355-103

"Court House, Alexandria, La."

No further description

E.C. Kropp Co.  [Linen]

17506

355-104  355-105

"Mirror Room -- Hotel Bentley -- Alexandria, La."

South's finest and most Modern -- Air Conditioned -- 300 Rooms -- Rates from $2.50 -- Coleman J. Hudson, General Mgr.

Beals  [Linen]

355-106

"Lobby -- Hotel Bentley -- Alexandria, La."

South's finest and most Modern -- Air Conditioned -- 300 Rooms -- Rates from $2.50 -- Coleman J. Hudson, General Mgr.

Beals  [Linen]

355-107

"Coffee Shop -- Hotel Bentley -- Alexandria, La."

South's finest and most Modern -- Air Conditioned -- 300 Rooms -- Rates from $2.50 -- Coleman J. Hudson, General Mgr.

Beals  [Linen]

           Subseries II.3.  Baton Rouge

355-108

"Old Louisiana State Capitol at Baton Rouge"

The old Louisiana Capitol building was erected 1847-8, partially destroyed by fire in 1862, reconstructed in 1881.  This is the "Medieval Castle" mentioned in Mark Twain's "Life on the Mississippi."  Written & postmarked 9/14/42; Canceled 1 Cent For Defense Stamp.

E. C. Kropp Co.  [Linen]

30937

355-109

"Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, La." (Vertical card)

Thirty-four stories high.  Tallest building in the south, being 450 feet high.  There are 249,000 square feet of usable floor space.  Cost of Capitol, $5,000,000.  Over 30 varieties of marble and stone were used in its construction, which were imported from Italy, France, Spain, Greece and Belgium.  Photo by Gasquet.

Bayou News Agency  [Linen]

355-110

"State Capitol, Baton Rouge, La."

No further description

The Hugh C. Leighton Co.  Made in Germany  [Divided back]

6768

           Subseries II.4.  Camp Claiborne

355-111

"Camp Claiborne, Louisiana"

Cartoon of weary World War II soldier.  Written & postmarked 7/3/41; Canceled 1 Cent For Defense Stamp

New England Stationery Co.  [Cartoon]

355-112

"[St. Bernard Parish Courthouse, Chalmette, La., 1968]"

No further description

Real Photo

355-113

"Pakenham Oaks, Chalmette, Near New Orleans"

This is the only large group of old live oaks on the face of the earth, 79 trees in the grove, planted in 1760 by General de la Ronde of Spain, and became of historical importance when General Pakenham was wounded under one of them at the Battle of New Orleans.

E. C. Kropp Co.  [Linen]

9237

           Subseries II.5.  Farmerville

355-114

"The Farmerville Bank, Farmerville, La."  (Vertical card)

No further description; black & white photo.  In ms. on back: "This is the old bank.  We have a newer, much more modern one now."

Tichnor Bros., Inc.  [Linen]

355-115

"Farmerville High Gym, Farmerville, La."

No further description; black & white photo

Tichnor Bros., Inc.  [Linen]

355-116

"Methodist Church, Farmerville, La."

No further description; black & white photo

Tichnor Bros., Inc.  [Linen]

           Subseries II.6.  Houma

355-117

"St. Francis de Sales Church.  Houma, La."

No further description; black & white photo

Real Photo

           Subseries II.7.  Lafayette

355-118

"Lafayette Parish Court House, Lafayette, La.

No further description

Toler News Co.  [White border]

           Subseries II.8.  Lake Charles

355-119

"Aerial View of the Calcasieu - Lake Charles Highway Bridge (U. S. 90) Lake Charles, La."

This huge bridge was built at a cost of well over ten milion dollars, to link Lake Charles and Louisiana with the great west.

Shafer News Agency  [White border]

355-120

"City Hall, Lake Charles, La."

No further description.  Written & postmarked 12/1/41; Canceled 1 Cent For Defense Stamp

The Edwards News Co.  [White border]

           Subseries II.9.  Mandeville

355-121

"Avenue of Oaks, Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville, La."

No further description.  Written & postmarked 5/30/50; Canceled 1 Cent Washington Stamp

Williams Pharmacy  [Linen]

           Subseries II.10.  Monroe

355-122

"Municipal Natatorium, Monroe, La.--Free to the Public"

No further description

Red River News  [Linen]

355-123

"Municipal Natatorium, Monroe, La."

Municipal Natatorium, Monroe, Louisiana--Free to the Public.  Monroe, Louisiana--"The Heart of the World's Largest Gas Field"

Monroe News Agency  [Linen]

           Subseries II.11.  New Roads

355-124

"Old Pointe Coupee Parish courthouse, New Roads, Louisiana"

No further description

Real Photo  [Kodak era]


 

           Subseries II.12.  Shreveport

355-125

"Caddo Parish Court House, Shreveport, La."

No further description.  Written & postmarked 11/19/43; Canceled 1 Cent Freedom of Speech Stamp

Shreveport News Agency  [Linen]

OB-H1993

           Subseries II.13.  St. Joseph

355-126  355-127

"Tensas Parish Courthouse; [State Seal]"

Louisiana is the only state in which the laws are pattered after those of France rather than of England.  The state is divided into "parishes" rather than counties.  The parishes originally were set up by the Church for its administration.  When Louisiana became a state, these divisions took the place of counties, but kept the old name of parishes.

Real Photo  [Kodak era]

           Subseries II.14.  St. Martinville

355-128

No Caption; man standing near fenced grave

No. 5.  Near the left wing of the Church, beneath your feet lie the remains of Evangeline (Emmerline Labiche).  Spanish daggers grew in [illegible], stand as a sentinel over her grave.

Real Photo  [Azo era]

355-129

No Caption

St. Martin Catholic Church.  Buildt [sic] in 1765.  St. Martinville, La.  Within the Shadow of its Walls Lie the Remains of Evangeline.

Real Photo  [Azo era]

355-130

"Evangeline Oak, St. Martinville, La."

No further description

Real Photo

SERIES III.  LOUISIANA POSTCARDS (later period)

           Subseries III.1.  General

355-131

"Louisiana, the Pelican State."  Map, state flag, magnolia--state flower

Greetings from Louisiana, where the mighty Mississippi River flows.  Home of the New Orleans Mardi Gras, the Vieux Carré, the "Cajun Country" and the Bayou.  Strawberry and yam capitol, and industrial giant of the Deep South.

Curteich

SK.61

355-132

"Greetings from Louisiana."  Map, state seal  (Vertical card)

No further description

Baxtone

90-D

355-133

"Moss Draped Oaks and Azaleas."  Lovely Louisiana.  With drawings

That sombre gray lace which swings from stately oaks along the bayous and highways of Louisiana is called Spanish Moss, but it is neither Spanish nor Moss.  It is a member of the pineapple family and it is not parasitic, as it derives its nourishment from the air.  Color photo by Hubert A. Lowman.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-503

355-134

"Live Oaks and Camellias."  With draswings  (Vertical card)

No further description.  Color photo by Josef Muench.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-362

355-135

"Ante-Bellum Home, A Familiar Sight"

A familiar sight in our beautiful Southland.  These majestic homes remain from an era of gracious living that has become nearly a legend of the past.

Curteichcolor

SK-57

355-136  355-137

"Along the Bayou."  With drawings (Vertical card)

No further description.  Color photo by Josef Muench.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-324

           Subseries III.2.  Alexandria

355-138

"U.S. Post Office and Courthouse Building"

Murray Street, Alexandria, Louisiana

Red River News Co.

ODK1297

355-139

"Rapides Parish Court House"

Murray Street, Alexandria, Louisiana

Red River News Co.

ODK-1301

           Subseries III.3.  Avery Island

355-140  355-141

"Azaleas and Oaks."  With drawings

Everywhere in Louisiana are the beauty spots of nature.  The lovely pink haze of the azalea covers the ground with a profusion of blossoms.  The majestic, century-old, moss-draped oaks stand guard.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-538

           Subseries III.4.  Bains

355-142

"Greenwood Plantation."  With drawings & map

Temple-like Greenwood, built in 1830, 100 feet square, with 28 white brick columns, was considered the South's finest example of classical colonial.  With its 70-foot baronial hall, paneled cypress doors, silver knobs and hinges, it stood substantially as it did a century ago until it was destroyed by fire in 1960.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-504


 

           Subseries III.5.  Baton Rouge

355-143

"The Old State Capitol, Baton Rouge, La."

Resembling a medieval castle, this unique structure was built in 1847.  Destroyed by fire while occupied by Federal troops on December 28, 1862, it was rebuilt 1880-1882.  Of special interest are the spiral staircase in the building and the wrought iron fence surrounding the grounds.  Photo by B. F. Holmes.

Bernard F. Holmes

96577-B

355-144

"State Capitol Building"  (Vertical card)

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Red River News Co.

1DK-579

355-145

"South View from Louisiana Capitol"

Showing the beautifully landscaped front Gardens and downtown Baton Rouge on the banks of the Mississippi River.  Color by B. F. Holmes.

Bernard F. Holmes

42369

355-146

"Louisiana Governor's Mansion"

Located just across the capitol lake, east of the Capitol itself, is the million-dollar Governor's Mansion.  It has 40 rooms and 18 baths.  First occupied January 25, 1963 by Governor & Mrs. Jimmie H. Davis.  Photo by B. F. Holmes.

Bernard F. Holmes

10236-C

355-147

"The Louisiana Governor's Mansion"

Governor's Mansion, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  The beautiful ante-bellum style residence of Louisiana Governors was completed in 1962.

Post Card Specialties

3DK-984

355-148

"Mount Hope Plantation, Baton Rouge, La."

Built in 1817, this magnificent early Louisiana plantation home has seen Indians, Spanish rule, Confederate troops encamped on its grounds, and the invasion of Northern soldiers during the War Between the States.  Open to the public daily, outstanding beauty and authenticity are the hallmarks most noted by its many visitors.  Photo by B. F. Holmes.

Bernard F. Holmes

60139-D

355-149

"Baton Rouge, Louisiana"

Louisiana Arts and Science Center

Bayou News Agency, Inc.

P63349

           Subseries III.6.  Burnside

355-150

"Historic Houmas House, 1800-1840."  With drawings

Located on the Great River Road at Burnside, Louisiana.  Magnificent Greek Revival White Pillared Mansion, built by Col. John Smith Preston, on land originally owned by the Houmas Indians.  Surrounded by Live Oaks, Magnolias and formal Gardens.  Beautifully restored.  Color photo by Grant L. Robertson.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-702


 

           Subseries III.7.  Darrow

355-151  355-152

"Ashland (Belle Helene) Plantation, Near Darrow Louisiana."  With drawings & map

Ashland, erected in 1841, is another monument to its designer, the senior Gallier, greatest builder of Louisiana classic architecture.  The completely square columns are nearly 4 feet around and 30 feet high.  In spite of the severity of line the surface, coloring and perfect proportions give this building its great softness and charm.  Photo by Grant L. Robertson.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-514A

           Subseries III.8.  Franklin

355-153  355-154

"Oaklawn Manor Plantation."  With drawings & map

This beautiful plantation home, built in 1827, faces romantic Bayou Teche, near Franklin, Louisiana.  Its lovely spacious grounds, containing 130 century-old oaks, were landscaped by a French architect to resemble those of Versailles.  Gracious courtesy to visitors.  Open daily -- nominal fee.  Photo by Hubert A. Lowman.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-512

355-155

"Oaklawn Manor Plantation on Bayou Teche, Franklin, La."  With drawings

Built in early 1800's, this beautiful, historical, ante-bellum plantation home, with lovely grounds and gardens, is in the heart of the bayou and sugar cane country of the Deep South.  Magnificently restored.      Open daily -- 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Nominal admission charge.  Photo by Grant L. Robertson.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-704

           Subseries III.9.  Hodges Gardens

355-156

"Hodges Gardens, Highway 171, Louisiana"

The Gift Shop, located on the highest level of the abandoned stone quarry (nucleus for the building of Hodges Gardens), faces small fountain centering an octagon-shaped bed featuring various seasonal spectaculars.  Autumn is featured here with Chrysanthe­mums.  Photo by Roscoe Carruth.

Virgie Speights

195378

355-157

"Hodges Gardens, Highway 171, Louisiana"

Unique in the Summer are exotic South American Victorias with large platter-like leaves with turned up edges.  Photo by Roscoe Carruth.

Virgie Speights

118786

355-158

"Hodges Gardens, Highway 171, Louisiana"

Many varieties of roses are found in the experimental and roses of yesteryear area.  Photo by Roscoe Carruth.

Virgie Speights

133566

355-159

"Hodges Gardens, Highway 171, Louisiana"

There are three levels to the Gardens.  This scene is found on the lower level leading to the second level.  Photo by Roscoe Carruth.

Virgie Speights

133568

355-160

"Hodges Gardens, Highway 171, Louisiana"

Beautiful, delicate Hyacinths, colorful and fragrant, enhance the natural beauty of Hodges Gardens.  Photo by Roscoe Carruth.

Virgie Speights

133574

355-161

"Hodges Gardens, Highway 171, Louisiana"

Hodges Gardens Motor Inn located directly across Highway 171 from Hodges Gardens -- 122 Air-conditioned rooms, restaurant and perfect convention center -- Recreational facilities.

Virgie Speights

133575

           Subseries III.10.  Lafayette

355-162

"Cypress Lake."  With drawings

University of Southwestern Louisiana Campus, Lafayette, Louisiana.  With its moss hung cypresses and spring blooming irises, the lake provides a scene of quiet and typical Louisiana beauty in the middle of the University's busy campus.  Photo by Grant L. Robertson.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-567

355-163

"City Hall, Lafayette, La."

This new ultramodern building features the latest conveniences for those who are the guardians, counselors, and directors of the ever growing metropolis of Lafayette and the surrounding parish.  Color photo by Aubrey Jenkins.

Post Card Specialties

S-76642

355-164

"Municipal Auditorium, 1373 South College Road, Lafayette, Louisiana."  With drawings

Home of Southwest Louisiana's Mardi Gras Pageants and Balls.  Permanent seating -- 2,332; stage dimensions -- 50x108; facilities for stage shows, banquets, parties, sales meetings, exhibitions, conventions.  Completely air-conditioned -- the South's Convention Center.  Color photo by Grant L. Robertson.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-563

           Subseries III.11.  Morgan City

355-165

"Shrimp Boats."  With drawings

Shrimping and fishing constitute a major industry in Louisiana, not only for the trawlers and fleet operators, but also for the packing and processing companies, canneries, wholesalers and retailers.  Louisiana furnishes over 70% of the nation's shrimp.  Shrimp boats, such as these at Morgan City, may be seen on nearly every Louisiana waterway.  Color photo by Hubert A. Lowman.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-534

           Subseries III.12.  Natchitoches

355-166

"Front Street and Cane River, Natchitoches, Louisiana."  With drawings

Front Street opposite the Cane River bridge is the heart of Natchitoches.  This city is the oldest permanent white settlement in the Louisiana Purchase.  It was founded in 1714 by St. Denis.  Color photo by Grant L. Robertson.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-551

355-167

"Lemee House - 1830, Natchitoches, Louisiana."  With drawings

Features a unique cradle roof and cellar and contains fine old French pieces.   The lot was given to a free woman of color by the original owner from a Spanish Land Grant of 1803.  Now owned by the City of Natchitoches, restored by "the ladies in calico."  Headquarters of Fall Cane River Area Historical Tour.  Color photo by Grant L. Robertson.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-561

355-168  355-169

"African House -- Melrose Plantation, Near Natchitoches, Louisiana."  With drawings

Built in 1833, this plantation and its buildings were built in the colonial period by a free woman of color.  They are the only examples of African architecture on the North American Continent.  Color photo by Grant L. Robertson.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-558

355-170

"Fine Arts Building, Northwestern State College of Louisiana, Natchitoches, Louisiana."  With drawings

Northwestern was founded as a normal school in 1884.  The Fine Arts Auditorium seats 1,700, and contains additional meeting rooms.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-555

355-171

"Oakland Plantation, Near Natchitoches, Louisiana."  With drawings & map

Built in 1821, this is one of the oldest types of Louisiana plantation houses, a large raised cottage, with high open basement and brick pillars supporting the white frame structure.  The bricks used were baked on the plantation by slaves, and adobe and deerhide were used in binding together the foundation.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-517

           Subseries III.13.  New Iberia

355-172

"'The Shadows on the Teche.'"  With drawings

"The Shadows on the Teche," one of the Deep South's most fabled old Plantation Homes, was built in 1830 of hand-made brick that is aged to rose perfection.  Delicate proportions conceal its enormous size.  It is ideally set in curving lines of oaks, camellias and cedars, in New Iberia, Louisiana.  Color photo by Grant L. Robertson.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-316

           Subseries III.14.  Newellton

355-173

"Louisiana Dutch Gardens On the Great River Road at Newellton, Louisiana."  With drawings

Visitors to this unique showplace are greeted by thousands of tulips in gay rainbow colors, scaled Dutch windmills, lilting Dutch songs and a quaint Dutch village with shops featuring imported cheese, chocolates and fine tobaccos.  Color photo by Grant L. Robertson.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-550


 

           Subseries III.15.  Opelousas

355-174

"The Estorge Home - Opelousas, La."

This lovely old home was built around 1840 or earlier by Pierre Labyche, and passed down to his descendants.  The residence of Miss Mathilde Estorge, it is located at the corner of Market & Block Streets.

Bernard F. Holmes

P29319

           Subseries III.16.  Ponchatoula

355-175

"Ponchatoula Country Market, Ponchatoula, La. 70454."  With map

Artists and craftsmen in 52 booths sell handmade and homemade items in pre-Civil War train depot.  Open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 10-5.  Closed only January and September.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-645

           Subseries III.17.  Reeves

355-176

"Greetings from Reeves, Louisiana"  (Vertical card)

No further description.  Written & Postmarked 6/17/62; Canceled 4 Cent Lincoln Stamp

Nyce Manufacturing Co., Inc.

1331

           Subseries III.17.  Reserve

355-177

"San Francisco Plantation House."  With drawings & map

A sweeping structure built in 1849 of cypress and hand-made brick, located 35 miles above New Orleans on River Road, near Reserve, La.  This home preserves the spirit of the Deep South, with family antiques, lovely gardens and a kindly courtesy to visitors.  Open all year -- nominal fee.  Color photo by Hubert A. Lowman.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-502

           Subseries III.18.  Shreveport

355-178

"First Methodist Church, Head of Texas St., Shreveport, Louisiana"

First Methodist was founded in 1845, and this sanctuary was erected in 1913.  It has a membership of 5,000 and a staff of 23 persons.  It is probably one of the best known buildings in Shreveport, because of its unique location at the "Head" of the main business street, and because of its well publicized purpose to "Serve a City."

Shreveport News Agency

8C-K1830

355-179

"Caddo Parish Court House, Shreveport, Louisiana"

No further description

Shreveport News Agency

7C-K1630

355-180

"The Fountain, 1846 Farifield Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana"

A modern new apartment building for senior citizens, noted for its unique architecture.

Shreveport News Agency

4DK-1106

355-181

"St. Marks Episcopal Church, Shreveport, La."

No further description

Shreveport News Agency

3DK-1683

355-182

"State Exhibit Building, Louisiana State Fairgrounds, Shreveport, Louisiana"

No further description

Shreveport News Agency

7C-K1624

           Subseries III.19.  St. Francisville

355-183  355-184

"Oakley Plantation House, Audubon Memorial State Park, St. Francisville, Louisiana."  With drawings & map

This home is famous as the house where John James Audubon began painting his incomparable wildlife portraits.  The house, a two-story frame structure over a raised brick basement, predates the classic revival architecture, and its jalousied galleries reflect a touch of the West Indies.  It is now a State Museum of Audubon mementos.  Color photo by Hubert A. Lowman.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-508

355-185

"Catalpa Plantation, U.S. Highway 61 -- 5 Miles North of St. Francisville, St. Francisville, Louisiana 70775."  With drawings

One of the oldest homesites in Louisiana still owned and lived in by descendents of the original owners, it houses many original antiques which have been in the family for generations.  Relax and enjoy the peaceful gardens of moss-draped live oak trees.  Color photo by Grant L. Robertson.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-703

355-186

"Rosedown Plantation and Gardens, St. Francisville, Louisiana"

A stately plantation built in 1835 by a wealthy planter, Daniel Turnbull, for his wife, Martha.  After restoration by Mr. and Mrs. Milton Turnbull, it is now open as a museum of plantation life as it was in the golden years before the Civil War.  Color photo by Grant L. Robertson.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-706

355-187  355-188

"Acadian House Museum, Longfellow-Evangeline State Park, St. Francisville, Louisiana."  With drawings

Part of an original estate owned by D'Hauterive, the house was built in 1760.  It is now a museum and part of Longfellow-Evangeline State Park.  Color photo by Grant L. Robertson.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-705

355-189

"Acadian House Museum, Longfellow-Evangeline State Park, La."  With drawings & map

This delightful old home contains many priceless items of great antiquity.  Likemost residences of the period, the house was erected without nails.  Its hand-hewn cypress timbers are fastened throughout with wooden pegs.  Color photo by Grant L. Robertson.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-544

355-190

"The Cottage Plantation, St. Francisville, Louisiana."  With drawings & map

One of the South's few remaining complete antebellum plantations.  The long rambling house, built in 1795, and its out-buildings including slave quarters, outside kitchen, barns, office and school-house, comprise a working plantation of a century ago.  Charming Guest Accommodations where visitors may stay and recapture old Southern atmosphere.  Open all year -- nominal fee.  Color photo by Hubert A. Lowman.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-507

355-191

"Fairview Plantation, Highway 61, St. Francisville, Louisiana."  With drawings

Greek revival built in 1845.  Used as a field hospital during battle of Port Hudson.  Well named for a magnificent view.  Now a gift shop and dining club.  Open, no fee.  Color photo by Grant L. Robertson.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-551

           Subseries III.20.  St. Martinville

355-192

"Grave of Evangeline, St. Martinville, Louisiana"  (Vertical card)

Near the left wing of the St. Martin Catholic Church, with her statue over it, lie the remains of Evangeline (Emmeline Labiche).  Consecrated to her memory, it will ever endure as a monument to the moral courage, faithfulness, and fortitude of a noble woman.  To the Acadians it has become a shrine of faith.

Post Card Specialties

9C-K1018

           Subseries III.21.  Taft

355-193

"Locke Breaux Live Oak On River Road, Taft, Louisiana."  With drawings

This magnificent tree, the oldest live oak known, sprouted in 1657.  It now has a girth of 35 feet, a spread of 166 feet and is 75 feet in height.  By virtue of its size, it is "President" of the Live Oak Society.  A convenient road circles the tree, and picnic facilities are provided by the Colonial Dairy, on whose property it grows.  Color photo by Hubert A. Lowman.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-522

           Subseries III.22.  Thibodaux

355-194  355-195

"White Plantation and Memorial Near Thibodaux, Louisiana."  With drawings & map

The birthplace of Edward Douglas White, Chief Justice of the United States from 1910 to 1921, is a story-and-a-half, raised wooden cottage, with a brick basement, built in 1790.  Open daily -- nominal fee.  Color photo by Hubert A. Lowman.

Grant L. Robertson

GLR-513


 

           Subseries III.23.  White Castle

355-196

"Nottoway Plantation, White Castle, La."

Nottoway, the largest plantation home in the south, features a spectacular rounded wing which contains the magnificent white ballroom.  With this side view of Nottoway Plantation, the visitor can see the depth of this incredible American Castle.  Nottoway, which was completed in 1859, contains 64 rooms, 200 windows and over 53,000 square feet.  This mansion is open daily with guided tours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a restaurant and overnight accommodations available.  Photo by B. F. Holmes.

B. F. Holmes

68018-D

 

 

 

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