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Balcony View: 1923

Balcony View: 1923

        Thanks to our commenters, we've zeroed in on the location: the 500 block of Royal Street.

Circa 1923. "Street scene, New Orleans." Who can name the street? It has a nice view of the Hibernia Bank tower. Photo by Arnold Genthe. View full size.


Admiring herself

in a hand mirror perhaps, or maybe reading a letter or small book, the lady in the foreground is leaning against the railing that separates the second story balcony of 526 Royal St from that of 528. Behind her is the sign for the Christian Woman's Exchange, a local women's aid organization and consignment shop at 524 Royal. The photographer is set up on the balcony of 534 Royal. Let us once again thank Shorpy and Google Streetview for making this time travel possible.

500 block of Royal Street

About halfway between Toulouse and St. Louis, looking southwest. Alignment of the Hibernia tower peak with the tower's nearest corner gets you really close, then onto google maps. The buildings closest on the right are largely unchanged.

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Canal Street Antiques

Normally the name of a business which incorporates a street name has its business on that same street.

Looming Hibernia

Looks like Chartres near Conti.

Hotel Monteleone

Maybe Royal between Bienville and Iberville, facing SW toward Canal Street? Somewhere around the Hotel Monteleone.

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