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Browsing items in: John T. Mendes Photograph Collection

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    • Little Girl in Bathing Suit

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    • View of an unidentified young girl wearing a bathing suit at the Cleveland Playground located on the neutral ground along the 300 block of South Claiborne Avenue where it intersects Tulane Avenue in the Mid-City neighborhood. The girl stands in a...
    • Close-up of Anna Held

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    • Close-up view of Polish born stage performer Helene Anna Held (1873-1918). She was closely associated with Florenz Ziegfeld, with whom she came to America. See also: 2003.182.375. Ms. Held became involved in the WWI war effort during her tour of...
    • Bird's Eye View Looking Down Canal Street

    • Aerial views; Architecture; Buildings; Commercial streets
    • View from the roof of the Maison-Blanche building, 901 Canal Street, corner of Dauphine, in the Central Business District, looking towards the lake. Part of the Storyville District is visible at the right. At the left, an area roughly bounded by...
    • Crescent River

    • Aerial views; Architecture; Buildings; Rivers
    • Bird's-eye view made from the roof of the Maison Blanche building located at 901 Canal Street in the Central Business District, looking towards the Mississippi River. Visible landmarks include the Louisiana Supreme Court Building in the 400 block...
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    • Aerial views; Architecture; Buildings; Rivers; Cityscapes
    • View made from the top of the new Louisiana State Capitol building in Baton Rouge looking towards Government Street. The Mississippi River is seen at the far right and Saint Joseph's Cathedral is seen near mid-view.
    • Prince Iko, November 11, 1916

    • Aerialists; Grandstands; Crowds; Spectators; Fairs
    • View of the opening day of the National Farm and Livestock Show, held November 11-19, at the New Orleans Fair Grounds. A group of male onlookers is gathered in front of a grandstand. They and and a small boy at right are watching high-wire artist...
    • Louis Gertson, November 11, 1916

    • Air pilots; Biplanes; Spectators
    • View made on the opening day of the national Farm and Livestock Show that was held at the New Orleans Fairgrounds November 11-19. Louis H. Gertson poses in front of his biplane. A crowd and trees can be seen behind the plane. Twice daily, at 5...
    • Ruth Law

    • Airplanes; Women; Pilots
    • View of pioneer aviatrix Ruth Law (1887-1970) walking across a grassy area in front of a sign for Voltec Gasoline, manufactured by the Marine Oil Company. The company claimed she used this product exclusively. She is walking away from an airplane...
    • Small Blimp Type Airship

    • Airships; Utility poles
    • View of Navy blimp A-5464 as it sails over New Orleans. A utility pole and power lines are partially visible at left. Visiting New Orleans in conjunction with a Victory Loan drive, the blimp sailed across the city twice, dropping literature...
    • Eucharistic Congress in City Park

    • Altars; Religious services; Clergy; Crowds
    • View of the altar that was erected for the Eighth National Eucharistic Congress in New Orleans' City Park Stadium. It appears that the area around the altar was reserved for members of the clergy and religious brothers and sisters. Additional...
    • Spanish Fort Amusement Park

    • Amusement parks; Amusement rides
    • View featuring a roller coaster ride at the Lakefront amusement park known as Spanish Fort. The beginning of a massive land reclamation project is visible in the foreground and the park appears to be closed, as indeed it was in 1926.
    • Spanish Fort from the Lake

    • Amusement parks; Amusement rides; Lakes & ponds
    • View made from a short distance out over Lake Pontchartrain showing the recently constructed seawall and manner of retaining the lake while it was being put into place. The Spanish Fort amusement park is visible in the background with the Penny...

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