A little Now and Then with the Detroit Publishing Company collection.

I sent my students in A History of New Orleans class out to rediscover an image of their choosing from the Detroit Publishing Company collection at the Library of Congress.

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Christ Church Episcopal on St. Charles Avenue was a popular image:

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Audubon Place was also very popular!

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This cool image of the riverfront…

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Mr. Price’s addition. Notice that he did a good job of lining up an almost impossible-to-line-up situation. In the old photo we can see the cupola of the Jackson Brewery. This helps us know that the modern photo is relatively close by.

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The Old St. Charles Hotel.

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Bandari… a different building… some students were stymied by changed addresses and a very changed landscape.

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La Louisiane

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And today, by Mr. Leach.

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The current Supreme Court Building not long after it was built.

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And recently by Ms. Audibert. Note in the original the recently built 1908 structure of the Monteleone hotel before the addtion of the 1928 structure next to it.

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Old Hickory…

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And the VERY popular Gibson Hall at Tulane.