The tombs and graves of the St. Louis Cemeteries rise from the ground, creating labyrinthine memorials aptly dubbed "cities of the dead." Most are in even rows with quaint street names. Some are of crumbling brick and broken marble. Others are miniature mansions clad in decorative ironwork with angelic guardians. Grand or humble, each is a relic of the story of New Orleans. Politicians, pirates, Mardi Gras Indian chiefs and one voodoo queen rest below. In an unprecedented inquiry, author Sally Asher reveals the lives within the mysterious and majestic tombs of the St. Louis Cemeteries.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)|
About the Author
Sally Asher is a writer and photographer living in New Orleans. A frequent contributor to Louisiana Cultural Vistas, she regularly lectures on New Orleans history though the Louisiana State Museum. Her photography appears in local, national and international media outlets including Newsweek, U.S. World News and New Orleans magazine. An original Big Easy Rollergirl (retired), Asher is a proud co-captain of New Orleans's Leijorettes, a marching krewe honoring Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan.