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New Orleans: A Pictorial History
     

New Orleans: A Pictorial History

by Leonard Huber, Charles Dufour (Foreword by)
 

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A captivating visual guide to New Orleans's history!

Hailed as being one of the most comprehensive collections of photos, paintings, and drawings on its release in 1971, this educational and entertaining selection is now in paperback! From the city's French and Spanish beginnings to American forces fighting off British soldiers in the War of 1812, this is truly

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A captivating visual guide to New Orleans's history!

Hailed as being one of the most comprehensive collections of photos, paintings, and drawings on its release in 1971, this educational and entertaining selection is now in paperback! From the city's French and Spanish beginnings to American forces fighting off British soldiers in the War of 1812, this is truly a fascinating compilation. These pages chronicle major historical moments along with the architecture, jazz, scandals, duels, cuisine, and fine arts that make New Orleans an amazing city to behold.

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New Orleans: A Pictorial History packs in over a thousand rare photos, prints, sketches and maps of the city gathered from public and private libraries in the U.S. and abroad, and provides an invaluable survey highly recommended for any interested in the city's evolution. Paired with these images are stories of notable residents, tales of scandals and even duels, and accounts that place the progress of the City's people and places squarely in the hands of its colorful characters. The result is a pictorial and cultural observation that will delight any with a special interest in the evolution and background that makes up New Orleans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455619658
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/11/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
682,669
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Leonard V. Huber (1903-1984) was one of Louisiana's leading historians and experienced a lifetime's worth of Carnival and Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama. A businessman and an author, he was active in many local historical organizations around New Orleans and wrote many books and articles based on his experiences with Crescent City culture. He acted as president of the Louisiana Landmarks Society, Orleans Parish Landmarks Commission, and Keyes Foundation. He was also a founding member and a president of the Friends of Tulane Library, and the library holds this and other titles of Huber's.

Charles L. Dufour (1903-1996) was a newspaper journalist, historian, and author. He served as a columnist for the New Orleans States-Item newspaper and wrote thousands of installments of his column, called "Pie Dufour's A La Mode." Dufour also wrote for the Sunday edition of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He lived in New Orleans for the duration of his life. For twenty-five years, he taught a New Orleans history course at Tulane University with his colleague John Churchill Chase.

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