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Photo of the Day – 2/6/14 (“The Magazine Rack”, 1908)

Daily Photo — “The Magazine Rack, 1908”

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1908. “Smallest news & post card stand in New Orleans, 103 Royal Street.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

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Posted by on February 6, 2014 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 8/2/13 (Organ Grinder in New Orleans, 1920s)

Daily Photo — “Organ Grinder in New Orleans, 1920s”

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Art of the Day – 7/8/13 (A Cotton Office in New Orleans, Edgar Degas)

Daily Artwork — “A Cotton Office in New Orleans, Edgar Degas, 1873”

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1873 — A Cotton Office in New Orleans. Oil on Canvas. Impressionism style. Edgar Degas (1834 – 1917). Musee des Beaux-Arts, Pau, France.

“In 1872, Degas traveled with his brother Rene to New Orleans, Louisiana, to visit their uncle, Michel Musson. After his departure in 1873 back to France was delayed, he decided to paint to pass the time, and intended this painting to be sold to a British textile merchant. But, a worldwide decline in cotton prices made it impossible to make the sale, and he instead exhibited the work in the Impressionist Exhibition in Paris in 1876. In 1878 it was purchased by the Museum of Fine Arts, making it the first sale of one of Degas’ works to a museum.” (WikiPaintings)
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Posted by on July 8, 2013 in Daily Art

 

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Photo of the Day – 2/28/13 (Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans)

Daily Photo — “Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans”

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In August 2005, as Hurricane Katrina was churning in the Gulf of Mexico with its sights set on New Orleans, the staff of Six Flags battened down the hatches and left to ride out the storm.  The devastation wrought by this storm is infamous, and many areas on the gulf coast were completely destroyed.  Today, the Six Flags amusement park, once a place of great joy and excitement lies in ruin, a victim of the destructive forces of nature.

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Posted by on February 28, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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