Images of the Month Gallery
January 2002
We first featured slides from the Dorothy Violet Gulledge Collection in the December 1998 and the January and February 1999 Images of the Month Galleries. In this month's gallery, we return to this wonderful collection of all-around-town views of New Orleans and its surrounding areas. Now, however, we are able to report that the Gulledge Collection is, at long last, being organized and cataloged; the inventory of her slides will appear in NUTRIAS soon.

Miss Gulledge took her camera all over New Orleans -- the French Quarter, the Garden District, Uptown, Downtown, Gentilly, Carrollton -- and into the countryside surrounding the city. She photographed plantations, private homes, courtyards, gardens, landmark buildings and structures that apparently just caught her eye. Taken together, these color slides provide a rich record of the city in the late 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s.

We're pleased to note that of the ten buildings featured in this gallery, only two are no longer standing. The rest have not only survived but have been renovated or restored to new uses and face a promising future.

Click on the images to see a larger version of each image.

And click here to revisit earlier Images of the Month Galleries.

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