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Zouaves, Louisiana Civil War - Painting - By Charles Fischer

Color reproduction of a painting by Charles F. Fischer, depicting a Zouave soldier fallen on the battlefield. During the Civil War some volunteer regiments, North and South, adopted the name and dress of the Zouave, French soldiers stationed in North Africa. ZoomifyView »

The Zouave Defender

Zouave Defender - Ephemera - Printed envelope, c.1861

During the Civil War some volunteer regiments, North and South, adopted the name and dress of the Zouave, French soldiers stationed in North Africa. Like their French counterparts, they wore short, open jackets and loose-fitting pants. ZoomifyView »

Zion Harmonizers at Jazz Fest

Zion Harmonizers - Photograph - Pictured at Jazz Fest

The Zion Harmonizers performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1987. Photographed by Michael P. Smith, the Zion Harmonizers were Nolan Washington, Alvin Thomas, Howard Bowie, Joe Warrick, leader Sherman Washington and Willie Williams. ZoomifyView »

Zion Harmonizers performing at the 1979 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Zion Harmonizers - Photograph - Performing at Jazz Fest

The Zion Harmonizers were one of the first gospel groups to perform at the nascent New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in the 1970s, thereby launching their reputation worldwide. In this photograph by Michael P. Smith, John Hawkins thrills the audience during a performance on Saturday, April 21, 1979. ZoomifyView »

Sherman Washington & The Zion Harmonizers

Zion Harmonizers - Photograph - Sherman Washington

View of the Zion Harmonizers performing at the 1982 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Seen are Lewis Johnson standing at a microphone, Norris Lewis singing with one arm raised, and Sherman Washington kneeling on one knee and singing into a microphone. All three members are seen wearing matching light-colored suits with vests and ruffled shirts. ZoomifyView »

Chester Zardis

Zardis, Chester - Photograph - Portrait

After a hiatus of more than a decade, bassist Chester Zardis resumed his music career in 1965 with frequent performances at Preservation Hall. He recorded with Billie and DeDe Pierce on the Preservation Hall label in 1966, and in 1967 he toured with Kid Sheik in Japan. View »

Chester Zardis

Zardis, Chester- Photograph - Playing the bass

Chester Zardis was a powerful bass player who toured with bands and performed at Preservation Hall in New Orleans. View »

Chester and Bertha Zardis

Zardis, Chester - Photograph - Pictured with Bertha Zardis

Preservation Hall bassist Chester Zardis, his wife Bertha, and their dog, Missy, posed at their home for photographer Syndey Byrd in 1989. ZoomifyView »

Wounded Soldiers in Zouave Uniform

Zouaves - Photograph - Wounded Soldiers in Zouave Uniform

The name "Zouave" is taken from French light infantry regiments in the 1800s who wore distinctive uniforms. In the US Civil War some soldiers, mostly volunteer and on each side of the conflict, called themselves Zouaves and wore similar uniforms. This photograph, of unknown date, shows a wounded Zouave. ZoomifyView »

Chester Zardis

Zardis, Chester - Photograph - Portrait

Chester "Little Bear" Zardis played traditional jazz on a string bass with a hard-hitting delivery that made him a fixture at Preservation Hall in New Orleans. View »