The Central Business District is in the foreground with the Vieux Carre and Treme clearly visible (St. Louis Cemetery #2 and the Iberville Housing Project appear in the center of the photograph), ca. 1947. This is one of a number of aerial photographs donated to New Orleans Public Library in 1999 by Richard B. Taylor of Las Vegas. While on a business trip to the city Mr. Taylor chartered a private plane for a aerial tour; he shot the photographs from that plane.

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