Still figuring your way around town? A.J. Hollander’s Souvenir : New Orleans of to-day gives an idea of what a smaller New Orleans looked like in the late 19th century.
The book includes photographs and drawings of New Orleans as well as profiles of well-known architects who helped shape the city into what we see today.
Some sights haven’t changed much…
…some look a little different now…
…while some “ain’t dere no more.”
Even the ads are pretty snazzy:
Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.