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    • Letter, Amelia C. Wharton to Mr. Nicholson

    • Noble, Jordan B., Ca. 1800-1880--Correspondence; African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans--History--19th century; United States--History--War of 1812--Participation, African American; Louisiana--History--War of 1812--Participation, African...
    • Letter from Amelia C. Wharton to Mr. Nicholson. Ms. Wharton includes a transcription of Jordan Noble's October 19, 1881 letter and a copy of a song that was popular with the colored troops of Major D'Aquin's company.
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    • John Slidell

    • Slidell, John, 1793-1871--Portraits
    • Portrait of John Slidell
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    • General William T. Sherman

    • Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891--Portraits; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Generals--American--1860-1870;United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union; Prints
    • Sherman served as president of military academy in Pineville immediately before War.
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    • Burnside rifle with a patent breechloading carbine

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment & supplies; Rifles; Arms & armament
    • Breechloaders had a higher rate of fire than traditional muskets, but were initially rejected by the U. S. army because of belief that they would waste ammunition. They gained general acceptance late in the Civil War and had an immediate impact on...
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    • De Soto on the Shore of the Mississippi

    • Soto, Hernando de, b. 1568?--Portraits; Clothing & dress; Indians of North America
    • De Soto and others in elaborate dress. Note: "Drawn by H.L. Stephens, engraved by Augustus Robin, N.Y."
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    • Andrew Jackson commemorative medallion

    • Commemorative medals; Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845--Pictorial works
    • The specific occasion for the issuing of this bronze medallion, though apparently commemorative in purpose, is unknown. Its inscription recounts significant milestones in the life and career of Andrew Jackson, including his birth and death dates,...
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    • Letter, Jordan B. Noble to Edward C. Wharton

    • Wharton, Edward C.--Correspondence; African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans--History--19th century; United States--History--War of 1812--Participation, African American; Louisiana--History--War of 1812--Participation, African American; Noble,...
    • Amelia C. Wharton's transcription of a letter from Noble to Edward C. Wharton. Original letter is dated October 19, 1881. Letter describes Noble's life and career, in response to E. C. Wharton's request for information about Noble's adventures in...
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    • Fort de la Balise

    • Louisiana--Maps
    • Detail of a map by Thomassy, showing Fort de la Balise, near Pilottown at the mouth of the Mississippi.
    • Ca.1860
    • Plan de la Ville de la Nouvelle Orleans

    • New Orleans (La.)--Maps--Early works to 1800--Facsimilies
    • The map depicts de Pauger's original plans for fortifying the city which were never implemented. 20th Century reproduction of a 1724 original map.
    • Ca. 1950
    • Silk banner

    • Chennault, Claire Lee, 1893-1958--Relics; 14th Air Force Association (U.S.). Flying Tigers; Flags--United States
    • Banner features Chinese characters. Banner honors Chennault's Flying Tigers.
    • Ca. 1945
    • Document, Higgins Industries dispute with labor unions

    • World War, 1939-1945--Equipment and supplies; Higgins Industries--History; Labor unions--1940-1950; Strikes
    • Document describing the background of a dispute between Higgins Industries and labor unions.
    • Ca. 1945
    • How lucky we are!

    • World War, 1939-1945--Caricatures and cartoons; New Orleans (La.)--Newspapers; Political cartoons; Consumer rationing; Seafood industry--Louisiana; Triton (Greek mythology); Seafood; Family
    • World War II-era editorial cartoon, published in New Orleans newspaper. Cartoon features King Triton presenting a plate of Louisiana seafood to a family. The father of the family reads a newspaper announcing "meat to be rationed."
    • Ca. 1945
    • No duds from here please!

    • World War, 1939-1945--Caricatures and cartoons; New Orleans (La.)--Newspapers; Political cartoons; Consumer rationing; Housewives; Soldiers--American--1940-1950; Bombs; Kitchens
    • World War II-era editorial cartoon, published in New Orleans newspaper. Cartoon depicts a soldier saying, "Those axis murderers will think I'm dropping a fire cracker instead of a block buster." A housewife looks on, horrified. The side of the...
    • Ca. 1945
    • Give the axis the V sign, girls!

    • World War, 1939-1945--Caricatures and cartoons; New Orleans (La.)--Newspapers; Political cartoons; Women; Defense industry; Airplanes; Airplane propellers; Labor supply; Clothing & dress
    • World War II-era editorial cartoon, published in New Orleans newspaper. Cartoon depicts a female worker holding an airplane propeller. A flag reads, "15,000 women wanted to train for New Orleans war industries." Airplanes fly overhead.
    • Ca. 1945
    • Dachau

    • Concentration camp inmates--Germany--Dachau--Pictorial works; Dachau (Concentration camp)--Pictorial works; World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Germany
    • A report by U.S. Seventh Army of the camp's liberation by elements of the 42nd and 45th Divisions. Includes a history of the camp, the number of people killed, the organization of the camp, photographs of the camp, and photographs of the prisoners.
    • Ca. 1945
    • Claire Chennault

    • Chennault, Claire Lee, 1893-1958--Portraits; Generals--American--1940-1950; Military uniforms--United States--1940-1950
    • Portrait of Chennault in military uniform.
    • Ca. 1945
    • The Flying Tigers

    • China. Air Force. American Volunteer Group; World War, 1939-1945--China; Air pilots; Military uniforms--United States--1940-1950; Bombers
    • Group portrait of the Flying Tigers in front of a bomber.
    • Ca. 1944

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