Images of the Month Gallery
November 2001
Our November Gallery features photographs from an album donated to the Louisiana Division in 1992 by Mrs. Estrella Nunez Amardeil. The 3 1/2 x 5 inch and 5 x 7 inch black and white shots -- 237 in number -- were taken by her husband, Emile William Amardeil between 1922 and 1943 (most of them in 1941 and 1942).

Emile William Amardeil was born in New Orleans in 1900 and died there on December 28, 1979 and was buried in Hope Mausoleum. We know little about him except that he worked as clerk at the Whitney National Bank and was a parishioner of St. James Major Catholic Church. The photographs in Mr. Amardeil's album include scenes in New Orleans' City Park and Audubon Park, "holiday" shots taken at such places as the Bogue Falaya State Park, St. Joseph's Abbey, Fort Pike, at Sulfur Springs, the banks of Lake Pontchartrain near the Rigolets, the mouth of the Tchefuncte River and the Smokey Mountains. Mr. Amardeil also photographed collegiate and high school sporting events both locally and on the road and various events at City Park Stadium and elsewhere around town. All of the photographs in the album are carefully labelled and dated in beautiful ornate script. Mr. Amardeil's captions are quoted at the top of each image in the pages that follow.

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