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New Orleans Police Department Band in front of the Carnegie branch library building Uptown at Napoleon Avenue & Magazine Street, late 1920s. Photo courtesy of Mr. Eugene Nunez. His father, officer Alcide Nunez, is in the front row, third from left. Alcide Nunez recorded extensively during his time up in New York City with the band The Louisiana Five back in 1919. View full size.