Luxury, Inequity & Yellow Fever pairs majestic photographs of the Hermann-Grima and Gallier Historic Houses with captivating historic accounts, offering us a direct connection to the turbulent times of New Orleans' Golden Age. The new book by acclaimed photographer and author, Kerri McCaffety, features 152 pages of beautiful photographs and intriguing history that reveal intricate details about 19th century New Orleans—a time of wealth, romance, slavery, hurricanes and disease. In addition to the Hermann, Grima and Gallier families, McCaffety explores the lives of many who passed through these noteworthy homes, including slaves, Free People of Color, the ladies of The Woman's Exchange and those currently keeping the legacy of the houses alive.
The Hermann-Grima and Gallier Historic Houses are not just important architectural landmarks, and their parlors are much more than just beautifully appointed rooms. They actively tell the story of the men who built them and the challenges they faced. The houses are owned by The Woman's Exchange, whose mission is to continue the legacy of The Christian Woman's Exchange, established in 1881. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Hermann-Grima and Gallier Historic Houses are leading authorities on historic preservation in the French Quarter, offering educational, entertaining and interactive programming in the world-renowned French Quarter.