#OnThisDay 100 Years Ago: A Day-by-Day Look at New Orleans at the End of 1918

Beginning on November 6, 2018, students in Dr. Nystrom’s First Year Seminar, “History on the New Orleans Landscape” at Loyola University New Orleans will post the first of their #OnThisDay in history posts to Twitter and the docstudio.org site. Preparing over the last eight weeks, students have explored the city’s newspapers for interesting bits of our history from the trying times witnessed a century ago. Stories include the Great War and its end, the horrific worldwide influenza epidemic, labor activism and unrest, women’s suffrage, child labor, racial violence, and the  cultural expressions and landmarks that have made New Orleans famous.

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To see all the posts from this series, click here.

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Mendes, John Tibule, Italians Forming a Parade on the Morning of the Armistice, 1918, gelatin dry plate negative, 4×5, 1918, John T. Mendes Photograph Collection, Williams Research Center, Historic New Orleans Collection.