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Social Framework: Photographs by Marion Palfi, 1945-1960

Social Framework: Photographs by Marion Palfi, 1945-1960

The "Social Framework: Photographs by Marion Palfi, 1945-1960," digital collection highlights images captured by socially conscious photographer Marion Palfi. Palfi's photographs depict various scenes of people and daily life from the 1940s-1960s. The photographs include scenes from the Harlem neighborhood in New York City, the City College of New York, Columbia University, New York Hospital, Memorial Hospital, Sydenham Hospital, World War II servicemen and war plants, Pittsburgh steel mills, Dillard University in New Orleans (Louisiana) American Missionary Association (AMA) schools, as well as the daily life of African Americans living in the segregated South.

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Crescent City Pictorial

The Cresent City Pictorial

The Cresent City Pictorial

Published in 1926, The Crescent City Pictorial serves as a visual testament to African American life in New Orleans during the early 20th century. Published by former school teacher and newspaper publisher O.C.W. Taylor, the booklet contains photographs, taken by Villard Paddio, of African American homes, businesses, schools, churches, and social organizations. Taylor dedicated his publication "to the Progress of the Colored Citizens of New Orleans, Louisiana, "America's Most Interesting City."

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M.O. Gershenzon

M. O. Gershenzon Archive

M. O. Gershenzon Archive

Rare photos and letters of Mikhail Gershenzon's family that describe the life of a Russian intellectual in the decade before and after the October Revolution.

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701 Bourbon Street, Dixie's Bar of Music

Bourbon Street, 1944-1952

Bourbon Street, 1944-1952

The collection depicts Bourbon Street during World War II and the boom years that followed. Architect Walter Cook Keenan took over 200 photographs of the vibrant artery, documenting its night clubs, burlesque shows, boarding houses, restaurants and neon signs.

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General inventory and plans of all buildings in New Orleans and its environs

French Colonial, Spanish Colonial, and Nineteenth-Century Louisiana Documents

French Colonial, Spanish Colonial, and Nineteenth-Century Louisiana Documents

Louisiana documents from 1655 – 1924 with a strong emphasis on the French colonial, Spanish colonial, and early national periods. Includes correspondence, land sales, slave sales, plantation journals, business licenses, property sales, professional and family papers, legal documents, land grants, tax receipts, theater programs, broadsides, engravings, and more. Particularly noteworthy are records from the Company of the Indies, papers of Francisco Bouligny, New Orleans municipal records, and McDonogh, Pontalba, and Pierson family papers.

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