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de Pouilly, J.N.B. - Architectural Rendering - Sketch for 828 Toulouse
828 Toulouse Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans was designed by J.N.B. de Pouilly. ZoomifyLearn more »
de Pouilly, J.N.B. - Architectural Rendering - Sketch for Alexandre Grailhe Tomb
Architect J.N.B. de Pouilly designed the Alexandre Grailhe family tomb in the Egyptian Revival style. The tomb stands in St. Louis Cemetery #2 on North Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans. ZoomifyLearn more »
Degas, Edgar - Painting - “Self Portrait”
Art historians believe Edgar Degas painted this self-portrait about 1854, when he would have been twenty years old. ZoomifyLearn more »
Develle, Louis Dominique Grandjean - Painting - "French Market and Red Store"
Louis Dominique Grandjean Develle was active in scenic design at the Théâtre d'Orléans and in other New Orleans theatres for more than 40 years. This oil painting, "French Market and Red Store" was made between 1841 and 1844 and is an example of his dramatic style. ZoomifyLearn more »
Edwards, Jay Dearborn - Photograph - Cotton Press, Poydras Street
View of the 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400 and 1500 blocks of Poydras Street in the Central Business District of New Orleans, between 1857 and 1860. ZoomifyLearn more »
Edwards, Jay Dearborn - Photograph - Jackson Railroad Yard, Central City
Jay Dearborn Edwards appears to have made 118 photographs of New Orleans in the three years leading up to the Civil War - a remarkable body of work at a time when there were only three photographers in the city. This photograph, "Jackson Railroad Yard, Central City" is a salted paper photoprint mounted on board, made between 1857 and 1860. ZoomifyLearn more »
Eustis, George - Painting - Portrait
George Eustis, appointed the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1846, became known for his determination and integrity and for earning the respect of Louisianans by more than doubling the number of cases decided in the court. ZoomifyLearn more »
Fashion Plantation - Map - The Plantation of Zachary Taylor
Although Zachary Taylor financed the purchase of Fashion Plantation, seen in this blueprint, he gave it to Richard, his son. ZoomifyLearn more »
Fleischbein, Francois - Painting - "Portrait of a Free Woman of Color"
François Fleischbein is believed to have painted “Portrait of a Free Woman of Color” in 1840. Many speculate that the subject may have been the voodoo priestess Marie Laveau, since a free woman of color must have been of high stature in New Orleans to have sat for her portrait ZoomifyLearn more »
Fleischbein, Francois - Painting - "Portrait of Betsy"
A painting by Francois Fleischbein entitled "A Portrait of Betsy". Learn more »
Fortier, Jean Michel - Painting - Portrait by Julien Hudson, 1839
A formal portrait of Jean Michel Fortier by Julien Hudson. Jean Michel Fortier commanded the Corps of Free Men of Color at the Battle of New Orleans. ZoomifyLearn more »
Fowler, Trevor Thomas - Painting - "Portrait of a Woman"
Successful itinerant painter Trevor Thomas Fowler was active in New Orleans circa 1840 to 1852, where he specialized in portrait painting. The oil painting "Portrait of a Woman (Kretschmar Family, Greenville, Mississippi)" is signed "1857". ZoomifyLearn more »
Foy, Florville - Printed Ephemera - Advertisement
Nineteenth century advertisement for Florville Foy, a sculptor specializing in grave stones and marble work. ZoomifyLearn more »
Foy, Florville - Sculpture - A Tomb Ornament
A photograph of a marble tomb ornament, carved by Florville Foy. ZoomifyLearn more »
French Quarter - Map - Norman's Plan of New Orleans & Environs 1845
An 1845 map of New Orleans featuring a list of prominent buildings below. ZoomifyLearn more »
Freret, James P. - Lithograph - Head and shoulders portrait by Jules Lion
This 1838 lithograph by free black artist Jules Lion depicts James P. Freret, a wealthy English-born cotton press owner. ZoomifyLearn more »
Furniture - Wood - Creole Style High-Post Bedstead
This "Creole-Style Highpost Bedstead" blends elements of French, Spanish and Anglo-American design. Made ca. 1795-1825, of mahogany with light wood inlay, the piece is featured in the New Orleans Museum of Art.
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Gallier City Hall - Architectural Rendering - by James and Charles Dakin
Architects James and Charles Dakin created this architectural rendering of Gallier Hall c. 1838. Their design was never executed. ZoomifyLearn more »
Gallier, James Sr. - Illustration - Plan and Section of Dome for St. Charles Hotel
This architectural drawing "Plan and Section of Dome for St. Charles Hotel" was made by Gallier and Dakin architects in 1835. ZoomifyLearn more »
Gallier, James Sr. - Lithograph - St. Charles Hotel's Ruins
This print by artist Louis Audibert shows the ruins of the St. Charles Hotel after a fire in 1851. The hotel was designed by designed by James Gallier, Sr. and Charles B. Dakin. Learn more »