“Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, was the author of the Declaration of Independence, a document which inspires democracies around the world. He also purchased the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803 which doubled the size of our country, adding all or part of fifteen present-day states (1743-1826).” A Jefferson quote: “Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.”
Florestine Perrault Collins set up shop on South Rampart Street in 1934 as a studio photographer. To make it as an independent photographer in those years was hard, and to make it as a woman in a field dominated by men was doubly difficult. But as the historian Arthé A. Anthony writes in the biographical essay from Picturing Black New Orleans: A Creole Photographer’s View of the Early Twentieth Century (published by University Press of Florida), Collins cultivated her market share.
The Huey P. Long Mansion was built in the 1920s in a combination of Mediterrenean and Spanish Colonial Revival style. Long, the former Governor of Louisiana, lived at this house during the height of his power, from 1932 until his assassination in 1935. Long owned many residences in Louisiana, and this is the only one that still exists. 14 Audubon Blvd, Uptown, New Orleans. Photo by Infrogmation.