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The City From Algiers: 1900

The City From Algiers: 1900

New Orleans circa 1900. "The City from Algiers." At left, the centerwheeler ferry Thomas Pickles. Panorama made from two 8x10 glass negatives. View full size.


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the WIDEST ferries on the water.

Era of elegance

Even the smokestacks at the various industries have ornamental caps on top. If you're going to pollute on that scale, do it with style.

Structure to the left

What is that structure in the foreground to the far left? At first glance it appears to be a dock under construction. upon closer examination, it looks like something used to load/unload from boats. Any ideas?

One for Gen-Xers

I can't be the only one who thought Dave was throwing a "Rugrats" reference in there, can I? Imagine my surprise on finding out there actually *was* a Thomas Pickles.

Previously on Shorpy

The ferry is pointed towards the Canal Street dock and the ferry depot which we have seen before here and here.

The tall building with multiple smokestacks was in the background when we visited the levee here.

More Pickles

Searching for more information on centerwheelers, I found this.

Shorpy does it again!

In my 67 years I have NEVER heard of a centerwheeler! Shorpy teaches me something new again! Thank you, Shorpy!

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