Cornelius Durkee came down to New Orleans from Saratoga Springs, New York in 1901 for the Mardi Gras. While in town he visited local cemeteries and landmarks, toured the city's streets, and took part in both the Lundi Gras and Mardi Gras festivities. B ack in New York, he or his descendants gave photographs from his New Orleans visit to Skidmore College. Those images later made their way into the hands of the Saratoga County historian who donated them to the city of New Orleans in 1976. They have finall y found a home in the Louisiana Photograph Collection.
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