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Browsing items in: John T. Mendes Photograph Collection

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    • Parade on Camp Street

    • Carnival; Parades & processions; Mules; Spectators; Crowds
    • View of a parade in the 500 block of Camp Street in the Central Business District looking towards Canal Street. Two men marching with drums are seen in the foreground followed by a mule-drawn float. It features a large, broken hammer under a...
    • National Honor Guard

    • Girls; Bathing suits; Lakes & ponds; Swimming; Piers & wharves
    • View of ten girls some wearing the emblem NHG on their bathing suits. They are on a diving or swimming platform at water level by the pier at the Spanish Fort amusement park. Founded by Theodore Booth during the war years, the National Honor Guard...
    • Jockey Club in 1916

    • Architecture; Houses
    • View of a building, formerly the Luling Mansion, at 1438 Leda Street in the Faubourg Saint John neighborhood. The residence was designed by Gallier and Esterbrook and built around 1865. Also shown are the overgrown grounds of the former club,...
    • Broken Hammer

    • Carnival; Parades & processions; Spectators; Crowds
    • View of a large crowd watching a parade in the 800 block of Canal Street. Store signs can be seen in the background and include, The Specialty Store, Buffalo Dental Company, Butterick Patterns, and in the distance Kress. Not many of the...
    • Saint Louis Hotel Rotunda and Remains

    • Architecture; Rotundas; Buildings; Demolition
    • View of what remains of the old hotel in the Vieux Carre taken from the grounds of the Louisiana Supreme Court building across the street. The demolition started in 1916 and was completed in 1917. The Rotunda, or domed structure featured in this...
    • Demolition of the Old Saint Louis Hotel

    • Architecture; Rotundas; Buildings; Demolition
    • The Saint Louis Hotel was built in 1841 and located in the heart of the Vieux Carre. It stretched the length of the 600 block of Saint Louis Street between Royal and Chartres. The domed structure in the center of the view was known as the Rotunda...
    • Saint Louis Hotel Dome

    • Architecture; Rotundas; Buildings; Demolition
    • Exterior view of the Saint Louis Hotel rotunda, taken during demolition. The hotel was built circa 1840 in the 600 block of Saint Louis Street. A sign amid the rubble reads ""Demolishing by Samuel House Wrecking Company Toulouse Street. Material...
    • Group of Girls Kneeling

    • Girls; Children; Architecture; Houses
    • View shows a group of five young people kneeling on a grassy area in a residential neighborhood. Two large homes can be seen across a street. At the far left, a small child sits, slouched, by a shrub.
    • New Post Office

    • Architecture; Buildings; Post offices
    • Diagonal view made from Lafayette Square of the recently constructed United States Post Office at 600 Camp Street in the Central Business District. Designed by architects Hale and Rogers, the post office later became the United States Court of...
    • Cotton Exchange

    • Architecture; Buildings; Commercial streets
    • View looking along the lake side of Carondelet Street in the Central Business District from the 300 block. The first Cotton Exchange building can be seen at the center. Built in 1883, this building was designed by architect H. Walters. The S.L....
    • King Fisher

    • Race horses; Horse racing; Jockeys; Stables
    • View of two race horses with riders in the stable area of track, probably the Fair Grounds in New Orleans. The riders appear to be exercise boys. A wood structure with the letters ""CC"" can be seen at the right and a long barn with stalls can be...
    • Mr. Murphy with Pony

    • Ponies; Men; Stables
    • View of man, simply identified as Mr. Murphy, standing in a grassy area between two horse barns, possibly at the Fair Ground. He is holding a lead with a small black and white pony wearing a harness. Mr. Murphy is wearing a dark suit, white shirt...
    • Pan Zareta, Saturday, February 26, 1916

    • Race horses; Horse racing; Jockeys; Stables
    • View of the Hall of Fame race horse, Pan Zareta. Pan Zareta, winner of 76 races, was know as "Queen of the Turf." She made her first appearance at the Fair Grounds in January of 1916 and quickly became one of the most popular horses ever to run...
    • Rex on Gang Plank

    • Carnival; Yachts; Flags; Costumes; Clothing & dress; Men
    • View of his royal majesty, John J. Mapp, leaving the royal yacht Comanche in preparation for a parade through some of the primary streets of New Orleans on Lundi Gras, the Monday before Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras Day. An entourage can be seen with...
    • Rex on Float at Mississippi River

    • Carnival; Floats (parades); Parades & processions; Costumes; Clothing & dress
    • View of the arrival of Rex at the head of Canal Street after leaving the royal yacht Comanche, in preparation for an escort through principal streets of New Orleans by detachments of the US Army, Navy, state National Guard and other marchers, on...
    • Taken from Pickwick Club on March 7, 1916

    • Carnival; Electric lighting; Night photography; Commercial streets; Automobiles
    • View made at night on Mardi Gras Day in 1916. Shown is the 900 block of Canal Street, devoid of people but with automobiles parked in the middle along the neutral ground. Lights strung across the street can be seen and the Kress and Maison...

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