|Gustave Fortier, son of Michel Fortier, who dies the same day the Yankees come. |
His daughter would not inherit what was left of his estate until 1898.
|H.C. Warmoth, who becomes governor at age 26 in 1868.|
|P.B.S. Pinchback will become the first "black" governor of Louisiana - for 33 days in 1872-3.|
|The Mechanics' Institute - Scene of the Riot of 1866 - now roughly where the University Place entrance of the Roosevelt is located.|
Below you see an illustration for the famous 1873 parade of the Mistick Krewe of Comus. This image portrays Benjamin Butler. The Krewe parodied a variety of reconstruction era figures in its controversial procession. What does this say about politics, social display, and parades? Know that the title, "missing links" was a play on Darwin.
|The U.S. Custom House (now bug museum) as it appears today on Canal Street|
|The Custom House as it appeared roughly at the time of the Civil War|
|Eagle Hall - Built during the war - HQ of the Crescent City Democratic Club. Meeting Halls were important in the 19th century urban landscape|
|The Washington Artillery Hall (center). Notice fire station on right. Located on Girod Street (no longer in existence)|
|The levee much like it would have appeared in 1874 - though this picture is from around 1885-1890|
|The tomb of Frederick Nash Ogden|