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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Mal Temps: 1920

Mal Temps: 1920

Circa 1920. "Two-story houses, New Orleans." One of the Crescent City's grittier, grainier corners. 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Video Tour Of The Lafcadio Hearn House

Lafcadio Hearn’s great-grandson Bon Koizumi said that he was “moved” by his visit to the Cleveland Avenue apartment his ancestor called home from 1882 to 1887. Hearn was the 19th-century crime journalist turned tongue-in-cheek cultural observer who will remain forever beloved to Crescent City-ites (though perhaps not so revered by residents of his former hometown of Cincinnati) for the evergreen quote:

“Times are not good here (in New Orleans). The city is crumbling into ashes. It has been buried under a lava flood of taxes and frauds and maladministrations so that it has become only a study for archaeologists. Its condition is so bad that when I write about it, as I intend to do soon, nobody will believe I am telling the truth. But it is better to live here in sackcloth and ashes than to own the whole state of Ohio.”

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Lafcadio Hearn House

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Hearn House

This looks like the Lafcadio Hearn House on Cleveland Street.

 
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