Earl S. Martin Photographs

Louisiana Division
New Orleans Public Library


Date Range: Undated and April 29, 1937
Extent: 21 Prints and negatives created from the original prints. Originals are in the donor's possession
Terms of Access: Available to registered researchers by appointment
Copyright Information: Please discuss with a Louisiana Division archivist

Scope Note

Four arial photographs of the Lakefront Airport, Lakeview area and City Park; including the stadium and the Roosevelt Mall.

The remaining prints are from President Franklin D. Roosevelt's visit to New Orleans on April 29, 1937.

President Roosevent was traveling by train from Washington D.C. to New Orleans to board the USS Moffett for a fishing cruise in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Texas. While in the city, the President ate at Antoines and rode in a parade through parts of New Orleans and Metairie in his car. The President then participated in brief ceremony and dedication at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Mall in City Park, before driving to the warf.


Biographical Note

Earl Samuel (E.S.) Martin was born in 1910 in Plattenville, Louisiana and passed away on August 5, 1986 in New Orleans. Mr. Martin worked for a period of time as a photographer for the Works Progress Administration in New Orleans. As a result of this employment some images contained in the Louisiana Division WPA Collection may have been photographed by him.

The photographs were donated to the library by his daughter, Judith L. Martin, in 1988.


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Lakefront Airport
Undated
New Orleans, LA
Lakefront Airport
Undated
New Orleans, LA
Lakeview and City Park
Undated
New Orleans, LA
Lakeview and City Park
Undated
New Orleans, LA
President Franklin D. Roosevelt dining at Antoine's
with Governor Richard W. Leche (left) and Mayor Robert S. Maestri (right)
April 29, 1937
New Orleans, LA
President Franklin D. Roosevelt dining at Antoine's
with Governor Richard W. Leche (left) and Mayor Robert S. Maestri (right)
April 29, 1937
New Orleans, LA
President Franklin D. Roosevelt dining at Antoine's
with Governor Richard W. Leche (left) and Mayor Robert S. Maestri (right)
April 29, 1937
New Orleans, LA
President Franklin D. Roosevelt dining at Antoine's
with Governor Richard W. Leche (left) and Mayor Robert S. Maestri (right)
April 29, 1937
New Orleans, LA
President Franklin D. Roosevelt dining at Antoine's
with Governor Richard W. Leche (left) and Mayor Robert S. Maestri (right)
April 29, 1937
New Orleans, LA
President Franklin D. Roosevelt dining at Antoine's
with Governor Richard W. Leche (left) and Mayor Robert S. Maestri (right)
April 29, 1937
New Orleans, LA
President Franklin D. Roosevelt riding in car during parade
April 29, 1937
New Orleans, LA
President Franklin D. Roosevelt riding in car during parade
with Governor Richard W. Leche (center) and Mayor Robert S. Maestri (right)
April 29, 1937
New Orleans, LA
President Franklin D. Roosevelt riding in car during parade
with Governor Richard W. Leche (right)
April 29, 1937
New Orleans, LA
President Franklin D. Roosevelt riding in car during parade
with Governor Richard W. Leche (center) and Mayor Robert S. Maestri (right)
April 29, 1937
New Orleans, LA
President Franklin D. Roosevelt riding in car during parade
with Governor Richard W. Leche (center) and Mayor Robert S. Maestri (right)
April 29, 1937
New Orleans, LA
President Franklin D. Roosevelt riding in car during parade
with Governor Richard W. Leche (center) and Mayor Robert S. Maestri (right)
April 29, 1937
New Orleans, LA
President Franklin D. Roosevelt riding in car during parade
with Governor Richard W. Leche (center) and Mayor Robert S. Maestri (right)
April 29, 1937
New Orleans, LA
President Franklin D. Roosevelt riding in car during parade
April 29, 1937
New Orleans, LA
President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the USS Moffett
with his son Elliott Roosevelt(right)
April 29, 1937
New Orleans, LA
President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the USS Moffett
with his son Elliott Roosevelt(right)
April 29, 1937
New Orleans, LA
President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the USS Moffett
with his son Elliott Roosevelt (right)
April 29, 1937
New Orleans, LA


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