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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

The Elks: 1906

The Elks: 1906

Circa 1906. "Elks Place, New Orleans, Louisiana." Brought to you by Anna Held. Forgotten New Orleans: The old criminal court building and parish prison in the background. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

On roof?

What is that A-frame on roof on the right? Can we get a zoom-in?

Elk migration

Although there seems to be an Elk memorial and a bronze statue in the Greenwood cemetery, it doesn't appear to be the same one based on the position of antlers and head.

Anyone know where this fella migrated?

 
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