Alexander Allison Photograph Collection
New Orleans Public Library

Vieux Carré

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Thumbnail Series Subseries Image # (click to view) Allison's Description Date Additional Description Original Location
Vieux Carré
Photograph 1 Jackson Square--La Place d'Armes 1905-1910
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Photograph 2 Cabildo 1905-1910
I 02
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Photograph 3 Pontalba Building 1905-1910
I 03
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Photograph 4 Pirate's Alley 1905-1910
I 04
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The Bank, Bourbon & Conti (The Bank of Louisiana, 1812) 1905-1910 PHOTOGRAPH MISSING; but see #61, below I 05
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Photograph 6 St. Louis Hotel 1905-1910
I 06
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Photograph 7 French Opera House (gone) 1905-1910
I 07
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Photograph 8 Old Absinthe House 1905-1910
I 08
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Photograph 9 Courtyard of a Royal Street house 1905-1910
I 09
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Photograph 10 St. Peter & Chartres, uptown-lake corner 1953/May
I 10
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Photograph 11 Rampart [between Governor Nicholls and Barracks Streets], uptown-river side 1953/October 10 At that time, the Monastery of St. Joseph and St. Teresa of the Discalced Carmelites of New Orleans, 1236 North Rampart Street I 11
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Photograph 12 1114 Chartres--Old Ursulines Convent 1953/October 10
I 12
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Photograph 13 French Market 1905-1910
II 01
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Photograph 14 French Market 1905-1910
II 02
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Photograph 15 French Market 1905-1910
II 03
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Photograph 16 French Market 1905-1910
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Photograph 17 French Market 1905-1910
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Photograph 18 U.S. Mint--now Federal Prison 1905-1910
II 06
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Photograph 19 U.S. Mint--now Federal Prison 1905-1910
II 07
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Photograph 20 St. Peter Street, Royal towards Chartres 1905-1910
III 01
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Wilkinson Street 1905-1910 MISSING PHOTOGRAPH III 02
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Photograph 22 Royal Street, north from Iberville 1905-1910
III 03
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1905-1910 Allison did not include a description for this photograph because there is no photograph #23 III 04
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1905-1910 Allison did not include a description for this photograph because there is no photograph #24 III 05
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Photograph 25 St. Philip Street, Dauphine towards Bourbon 1950/August 12
III 06
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Photograph 26 Barracks Street, Dauphine towards Burgundy 1950/August 12
III 07
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Photograph 27 Chartres, corner Toulouse Street--"Napoleon House" 1951 Actually 500 block of Chartres Street (river side, between St. Louis and Toulouse Streets), ca. 1905-1910. The Gally House is at the left, and the two low buildings have since been replaced by a parking lot. Thanks to Hilary Irvin of the Vieux Carré Commission for the identification. III 08
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Photograph 28 Chartres, corner St. Louis Street 1951 Actually the corner of Chartres and Conti Streets III 09
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Photograph 29 St. Louis Cathedral (Quadroon ballroom on left) 1951 The building on the left was at the time actually St. Mary's Academy; many years earlier it was the Orleans Ballroom, often cited as the scene of the famous Quadroon Balls of New Orleans III 10
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Dauphine, St. Philip towards Ursulines 1951/August
III 11
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Photograph 31 Dauphine, Ursulines towards Governor Nicholls 1951/August
III 12
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Photograph 32 Royal--Ursulines towards St. Philip 1951/August
IV 01
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Photograph 33 Side yard garden--733 Esplanade 1951/August 25 Not in the Vieux Carré IV 02
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Photograph 34 Esplanade, lower lake corner Derbigny (Albert Baldwin) 1951/August 25 Not in the Vieux Carré IV 03
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Photograph 35 Bayou Road, lower lake corner Tonti 1951/August 25 Not in the Vieux Carré IV 04
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Photograph 36 Chartres corner Ursulines--Very old house 1905-1910
IV 05
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Photograph 37 Esplanade Avenue, lower lake corner Bourbon--a mansion 1905-1910 807 Esplanade Avenue; Not in the Vieux Carré IV 06
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Photograph 38 Esplanade Avenue, lower lake corner Bourbon--a rooming house 1948 807 Esplanade Avenue; Not in the Vieux Carré IV 07
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Photograph 39 Barracks, lower river corner Royal--Twins, one remodeled 1905-1915
IV 08
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Photograph 40 Two houses in Dauphine Street facing Washington Square 1949 Not in the Vieux Carré IV 09
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1316 Barracks Street 1949
IV 10
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Photograph 42 Esplanade Avenue--Claiborne family 1905-1915 905 Esplanade Avenue; Not in the Vieux Carré IV 11
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Photograph 42a Esplanade Avenue--Archbishop's Palace 1905-1915 Better known as the Wright-Slocomb House (1205 Esplanade Avenue, now demolished); Not in the Vieux Carré IV 12
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Photograph 43 Cathedral and Presbytere 1952
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Photograph 44 St. Anthony's Alley 1952
V 02
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Photograph 45 704 Esplanade Avenue, rear view from Royal Street 1952
V 03
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Photograph 46 Bourbon--lower lake corner Toulouse 1953/April #601-603 V 04
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Bourbon--upper lake corner St. Peter 1953/April #639-641; PHOTOGRAPH MISSING V 05
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Photograph 47 Bourbon--upper lake corner St. Philip--Lafitte's Shop 1953/April #939 V 06
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Photograph 48 Royal--upper lake corner Dumaine 1953/June 20
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Photograph 49 721 Governor Nicholls 1953/June 20
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Photograph 50 1113 Chartres 1953/June 20 Beauregard-Keyes House V 09
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Photograph 51 Upper side Ursulines--Chartres towards Royal 1953/June 20
V 10
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Photograph 52 Royal--upper river corner St. Peter--Sieur George 1953/June 20
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Photograph 53 Upper side St. Peter--Bourbon to Royal 1953/June 20
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Photograph 54 Lower side St. Peter--Royal towards Chartres 1953/June 20
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Photograph 55 628-32 Dumaine--Madam John's Legacy 1953/June 20
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Photograph 56 629 Governor Nicholls 1953/October 10
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Photograph 57 Royal--upper river corner Governor Nicholls 1953/June 20
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Photograph 58 Lower side Dumaine--Chartres towards Royal 1953/June 20
VI 05
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Photograph 59 913 Governor Nicholls 1953/April
VI 06
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Photograph 60 835 Governor Nicholls 1953/October 10
VI 07
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Photograph 61 Royal at Conti--Louisiana State Bank, 1818 1953/October 10
VI 08
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Photograph 62 719 Toulouse 1953/October 10
VI 09
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Photograph 63

A description of this photograph does not appear in Allison's original listings. It shows the corner of St. Peter and Dauphine Streets, looking towards Orleans Street where the Gardette-Le Prete House is seen in the middle of the photograph. VI 10
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Photograph 64

A description of this photograph does not appear in Allison's original listings. It shows the corner of Bourbon and Dumaine Streets (the Washing Well LaunDRYteria) VI 11
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Photograph 65

A description of this photograph does not appear in Allison's original listings. It shows the building at 1418 Governor Nicholls Street (not in the Vieux Carré). The Meilleur-Goldthwaite House now houses the New Orleans African-American Museum of Art, Culture and History. VI 12
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Photograph 66

A description of this photograph does not appear in Allison's original listings. It shows St. Anthony's Garden located behind St. Louis Cathedral. VI13


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