Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Modern New Orleans Seventy Years Ago

Left: Modern New Orleans, film still with view of Weiss, Dreyfous and Seiferth's Shushan Airport, c. late 1930s. Full film from the Prelinger Archive available online via the Internet Archive

[enter "modern new orleans" in the search box at url: http://www.archive.org/].

The film also shows Canal Street, the Huey Long Bridge (1935), Municipal Auditorium (1930), United Fruit Company operations at the Port of New Orleans, steamboats on the Mississippi, and the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC).

The Southeastern Architectural Archive retains architectural drawings related to Shushan Airport and the Municipal Auditorium, as well as photographs of the Port of New Orleans, the Huey Long Bridge, and some of the canals.

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