Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Architect's Advertisement 1853

In 1852 and 1853, New Orleans architect Etienne Courcelle placed full-page advertisements in the New Orleans city directory. He proclaimed himself "Architect and Keeper of the Old Catholic Cemetery, No. 1." While his 1852 advertisement was sparing except for its use of text sizes and styles, the 1853 version (shown above) was much more decorative, with a wood engraving of a cemetery monument and an elaborate border.

Image above: Advertisement, Soards City Directory. New Orleans, 1853. Louisiana Research Collection, Special Collections Division, Tulane University Libraries.

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