Images of the Month Gallery
August 2000
The Crescent City Business Directory for 1858-59 with fine engravings of the most conspicuous public buildings, as well as a map of the city and a general compilation of the year's commercial business is the source for this month's Gallery. The "fine engravings" actually are lithographs produced by J. T. Hammond, an engraver and lithographer who had his office at 9 Camp Street in 1858. In addition to the eight works by Hammond we also include the engravings that accompany three advertisements appearing in the Directory. Together, these eleven images provide us with an idea of the appearance of New Orleans in 1858.

Click on the images below to see a larger version of the photograph and a brief description of what it shows.


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