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March 30, 2020

42 Fascinating Color Photo Capture Street Scenes of New Orleans in the Late 1950s

New Orleans is a consolidated city-parish located along the Mississippi River in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is the most populous city in Louisiana. Serving as a major port, New Orleans is considered an economic and commercial hub for the broader Gulf Coast region of the United States.

New Orleans is world-renowned for its distinct music, Creole cuisine, unique dialect, and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras. The historic heart of the city is the French Quarter, known for its French and Spanish Creole architecture and vibrant nightlife along Bourbon Street.

The city has been described as the "most unique" in the United States, owing in large part to its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage.

This set of pictures from Monceau was taken by William M. Green Sr. in May of 1958. Anyone who if familiar with New Orleans, particularly Canal Street and the French Quarter, will recognize many of the places captured in these pictures, though many look different than we would see today.

Canal Street King Cotton

Adam Comeaux French Quarter

Bohland Pirate's Alley artist sketching girl

Bourbon Street houses

Bourbon Street one way

Cabildo next to St Louis Cathedral

Cafe du Monde and parked cars

Cafe du Monde

Canal Street looking north

Canal Street stores and buildings

Canal Street with DH Holmes and Godchaux's

Cars along Pontalba Apt street

Corner of Bourbon and Orleans Streets

Decatur Street with Tujague's

Felix's Bar off Bourbon Street

French Quarter Street with balconies

French Quarter Street with cars

French Quarter Street with pink Antiques store

French Quarter Street

Horse drawn carriage in French Quarter

Hotel Bourbon and Blue Note Lounge on Bourbon Street

Old Absinthe House on Bourbon Street

Old Absinthe House plaque

On Chartres going toward St Louis Cathedral

Opera House Hotel 522

Pirate's Alley buildings

Pirate's Alley with painter

Police motorcycles across from the Presbytere

Policewoman and other women at St Louis Cathedral

Pontalba Apts across Decatur Street

Pontalba Apts near Cafe du Monde with chef

Pontalba Apts, cabildo arch, yellow trash can

Pontalba Apts

Presbytere facing Jackson Square

Sho'Bar with Sally Rand in the French Quarter

Shobar showing Sally Rand

Show Time. “Donna the Red Headed Temptress”

St Louis Cathedral and Andrew Jackson sculpture

St. Louis Cathedral

St. Louis Street

Wrought iron balconies and cars

Young couple being photographed in Jackson Square


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