New Orleans: A Pictorial History

Originally published in 1971, this book was hailed as the most comprehensive collection of photos, paintings, and drawings documenting the history, development, and customs of the city of New Orleans that has ever been produced From La Salle s claim of the Louisiana territory in the name of France in 1682, to the decisive Battle of New Orleans in 1815, to the fast growingOriginally published in 1971, this book was hailed as the most comprehensive collection of photos, paintings, and drawings documenting the history, development, and customs of the city of New Orleans that has ever been produced From La Salle s claim of the Louisiana territory in the name of France in 1682, to the decisive Battle of New Orleans in 1815, to the fast growing city of the mid to late nineteenth century, historian Leonard V Huber provides a chronological study of this unforgettable city which is both extensive and educational.Over 1,000 revealing pictures encapsulate such events and records as early settlers confronting the Indians, the first plans for the city, the French and Spanish regimes, the evolution of architectural styles, the development of Canal Street as the major thoroughfare in the city, the mysterious cities of the dead, infamous natural disasters that crippled the city, Bourbon Street, the unique ferry and streetcar systems, the romantic steamboat era, bustling French Market scenes, the influence of jazz, and much, much The phenomenon of Mardi Gras is dealt with extensively, as are the cultural offerings of the city theatre, opera, fine arts, and cuisine throughout history.Pelican s reprint of this fine, authoritative volume will be welcomed by historians, natives, students, and visitors to the city alike, and will bring to life the fascinating history of one of the most famous and charming cities in the world.
New Orleans A Pictorial History Originally published in this book was hailed as the most comprehensive collection of photos paintings and drawings documenting the history development and customs of the city of New Orleans

  • Title: New Orleans: A Pictorial History
  • Author: Leonard V. Huber
  • ISBN: 9780882898681
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “New Orleans: A Pictorial History”

    1. While this book has an old-fashion look and feel, it is chock full of great details and photographs of old New Orleans. More of a reference book than something to read, this book begins the story of New Orleans in about 1717. Despite the subtitle, A Pictorial History, and the fact it is full of wonderful illustrations, this book is not just to look at but is full of information and details every historian will enjoy. Huber includes an excellent bibliography and index.

    2. This is yet another book focusing on illustrations of New Orleans that I turned to again and again. Really good stuff for New Orleans history buffs.

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