New Orleans: A Pictorial History

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A captivating visual guide to New Orleans's history! Hailed as being one of the most comprehensive collections of photos, paintings, and drawings on its release in 1971, this educational and entertaining selection is now in paperback! From the city's French and Spanish beginnings to American forces fighting off British soldiers in the War of 1812, this is truly a fascinating compilation. These pages chronicle major historical moments along with the architecture, jazz, scandals, duels, cuisine, and fine arts that make New Orleans an amazing city to behold.
ISBN: 9781455619658
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Louisiana
Images: 984
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.75 (h)
As one of Louisiana's leading historians and a lifelong observer of Carnival and Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, Louisiana and Mobile, Alabama, Leonard V. Huber (1903-1984) authored many titles about the spirit of New Orleans. As an active member of many local historical organizations, Huber wrote many books and articles on various subjects relating to his love of history, such as steamboats, cemeteries, postal history, Mardi Gras, and New Orleans landmarks. In his prime, Huber was also a businessman and civil leader. He was the president of Victor Huber and Sons, Incorporated, the company which owns and built Hope Mausoleum, a historic New Orleans landmark, as well as Louisiana's first crematory. Huber was also the president of the Louisiana Landmarks Society, the Orleans Parish Landmarks Commission, and the Keyes Foundation. Huber was also a founding member and president of the Friends of Tulane Library, which now holds many of his printed works. Leonard Huber's love of history made him an expert in his field and a connoisseur of the New Orleans' rich history.
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