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The French Quarter: 1890s

The French Quarter: 1890s

"Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans." At left, the portrait studio of photographer Louis Interguglielmi, 227 Royal Street. 5x7 glass negative, taken sometime between 1880 and 1898 by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

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Decades of steel rimmed wheels have left some serious ruts in the stone. At least, I assume that's what they are.

[Those are for streetcar tracks. - Dave]

Son of Eugenio?

In Sicily (Italy) there was a photographer Eugenio Interguglielmi (1850-1911), I could not find if the two were related. At some moment in time the L. Interguglielmi Photography Studio has been located at New 933 Royal St., between Dumaine and St. Philip.

Hold your nose

A fascinating scene to look at, but I'm glad I don't have to smell it.

Nice name!

Having studied Italian and married into an Italian family I take a strange pleasure in being able to pronounce that auspicious surname with ease!


227 Royal Street, according to the 1893 New Orleans City Directory. Below, the sign over the door, unsquashed by Photoshop.

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