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Camp and Canal: 1905

Camp and Canal: 1905

New Orleans circa 1905. "Camp Street." A different perspective on the previously posted view along Canal Street. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

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Been there!

Can't count how many times I've been right there, I miss New Orleans so much! (I must have been a native in a former life, I feel at home there, instead of Florida.)


That C. Lazard Co. sign on the right looks like what I think of as the "Coca-Cola" font. Anyone know the proper name of this font? This was post-Coke wasn't it?

[The Coca-Cola logo is Spencerian script. Coca-Cola got it start in the 1880s. - Dave]

Can't do much with...

A streetcar named Prytania.

Zee beelding

... ees steel zayre!

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A. Baldwin & Co. Ltd. Hardware

A rooftop advertisement for my great-grandfather's hardware firm!


All these pictures of old New Orleans and BSL (Bay St. Louis) are making me so homesick. Thanks so much for posting them, and please keep them coming!

Looking upriver.

Not a T-shirt or camera shop in sight. How did they survive?

SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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