This photograph was taken directly over the foot of Canal Street, ca. 1947. It shows Eads Plaza, the L&N Railroad Terminal (and the elevated walkway over the tracks), the Canal Street ferry terminal, the Bienville Street Wharf, and the visiting aircraft carrier. 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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