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Bourbon Boys: 1924

Bourbon Boys: 1924

Bourbon Street and Ursulines Avenue circa 1924. "New Orleans organ grinder." Nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Last Relic of Minstrelsy

The Picayune's Guide to New Orleans,
Sixth Edition, 1904.

Of an evening, especially in summer, the organ-grinder goes his rounds. The organ-grinder is generally an Italian or negro. He is the last relic of minstrelsy, and the old “Carré” has a tender place in its heart for him. He stops at every corner and plays a tune or two, while the children gaily dance on the sidewalks. He makes many a nickel as he continues his rounds till far in to the evening.

It's going to take a pretty good wind ...

to get that little hexagon kite up!

DaveB

Opening scene

Inspiration for Hal Roach's "Little Rascals."

Little Rascals

Spanky has a plan, the Piano doesn't stand a chance. They were standing right here next to the manhole cover.


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