42 Fascinating Color Photo Capture Street Scenes of New Orleans in the Late 1950s

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New Orleans is a consolidated city-parish located along the Mississippi River in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is the most populous city in Louisiana. Serving as a major port, New Orleans is considered an economic and commercial hub for the broader Gulf Coast region of the United States.

New Orleans is world-renowned for its distinct music, Creole cuisine, unique dialect, and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras. The historic heart of the city is the French Quarter, known for its French and Spanish Creole architecture and vibrant nightlife along Bourbon Street.

The city has been described as the “most unique” in the United States, owing in large part to its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage.

This set of pictures from Monceau was taken by William M. Green Sr. in May of 1958. Anyone who if familiar with New Orleans, particularly Canal Street and the French Quarter, will recognize many of the places captured in these pictures, though many look different than we would see today.

Canal Street King Cotton

Adam Comeaux French Quarter

Bohland Pirate’s Alley artist sketching girl

Bourbon Street houses

Bourbon Street one way

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