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French Market: 1910

French Market: 1910

Circa 1910. "French Market, New Orleans." Our second look at the market at N. Peters and Decatur streets. Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative. View full size.

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Glad the horses were spared

Dave is correct, I missed the trolley wires amongst the other overhead wires. Glad that horses no longer had to walk on those uneven stones while pulling loaded cars.

Cartoon fodder!

There is a little drama going on here between that dog and the cat.

Mr. Dodson

... playing in "The House Next Door," advertised on the utility pole, in a photograph taken the same year:

"The House Next Door"

J.E. Dodson was an accomplished Broadway actor who appeared in several shows. "The House Next Door" was produced on Broadway by George M. Cohan & Sam Harris in 1909.

Mind the gap

Look at those gutters.....deep as trenches! It's so pleasant to see Decatur free of bead and T-shirt shops. Central Grocery, half a block from where we're standing, was four years old when this photo was taken.

Where the horsepower hits the street

Judging by the lack of wires over the tracks, and the generous, ah, deposits between the large cobbles, these tram tracks must have still been horse powered. Keep your skirts up ladies! And yes, we have green bananas!

[The streetcars here were electric, powered from the wires seen overhead. - Dave]

The French Market is eternal

I lived in New Orleans in the late 1970s and early 80s and shopped at the French Market quite often. It's amazing how little it changed from this photo taken seventy years earlier, except for the clothing. I'm sure if I were to visit there again, it would be much the same.

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