Alexander Allison Photograph Collection
New Orleans Public Library

Miscellaneous

Allison did not leave descriptions for the negatives included in this series. Several of the descriptions listed below were taken from prints also included in the collection. The others are more or less derived from the photographs themselves.

Allison took several of these photographs on February 19, 1958, the day after that year's Mardi Gras. In some of them, snow is visible on the ground, a week after the unusual snowfall of February 12.

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Thumbnail Series Subseries Image # (click to view) Allison's Description Date Additional Description Original Location
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Photograph 1 Negro Housing Project--Back Yard 1958/February 19 Magnolia Housing Project I 1
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Photograph 2 Negro Housing Project--Front Yard 1958/February 19 Magnolia Housing Project I 2
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Photograph 3 Negro Housing Project--Playground & School 1958/February 19 Magnolia Housing Project (the playground was then known as Shakspeare Park and the school as Carter G. Woodson Junior High School) I 3
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Photograph 4 Dock Board Office from Ferry Ramp 1958/February 19
I 4
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Photograph 5 Dock Board Office from Ferry Ramp 1958/February 19
I 5
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Photograph 6 New Mississippi River Bridge from the Ferry 1958/February 19 U.S.S. President is also shown in the photograph I 6
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Photograph 7 New Mississippi River Bridge from the Ferry 1958/February 19
I 7
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Photograph 8 Looking Down Vehicle Ramp to Ferry 1958/February 19 The photograph actually shows cars heading down the ramp after leaving the ferry. I 8
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Photograph 9 Freak Exposure 1958/February 19 Skyline--double exposure apparently taken from Allison's office in City Hall. There is a message written in the snow "Chep Snowed (illegible)." I 9
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Photograph 10 Test shot 16 stop, 1/100 sec. 1958/February 19 Canal Street between Carondelet and St. Charles. A streetcar, the old Godchaux building (at Chartres), and a Donaldson for Mayor sign are in the view. I 10
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Photograph 11 Test shot larger stop, 1/50 sec. 1958/February 19 Canal Street between Carondelet and St. Charles. A streetcar and the old Godchaux building (at Chartres) are in the view. I 11
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Photograph 12 Tilting Snowman 1958/February 19
II 1
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Photograph 13 Cantilever Bridge 1940s(?) Actually the bascule bridge over the New Basin Canal at City Park Avenue/Metairie Road. II 2
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Photograph 14 Cantilever Bridge 1940s(?) Actually this appears to show the bascule bridge over the New Basin Canal at Tulane Avenue/Airline Highway. Pelican Stadium is visible in the background. II 3
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Photograph 15 Playground with tree 1957/11/16
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Photograph 16 Mid-City(?) 1957/11/16
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Photograph 17 Uptown end of the North Claiborne Avenue Overpass. 1957/11/16 Note the "Dixie Doodle" advertisement on the billboard. II 6
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Photograph 18 Trees and Bus Stop 1957(?) Perhaps Napoleon Avenue. II 7
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Photograph 19 Neutral Ground with Lamppost 1957/11/16 Napoleon Avenue between South Saratoga and Loyola Streets (part of Samuel Square is visible on the left); there appears to be snow on the ground, so the 1957 date is questionable. II 8
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Photograph 20 Mississippi River Bridge and Railroad Tracks/Cars 1958(?)
II 9
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Photograph 21 Skyline 1958/February 19 "Clean" version of Photograph 9, above. II 10
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Photograph 22 Bird's Eye View from Atop City Hall 1958/February 19 Not from "atop" the building, but from a lower floor. The Louisiana State Office Building across Perdido Street is shown under construction. II 11
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Photograph 23 Trees and Residences 1957(?) Perhaps Napoleon Avenue. II 12
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Photograph 23 800 block of Canal Street, downtown side 1906
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