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Been SO busy,... so many updates to give!

Let's see if I can give you simulatenous updates about the LAST 8 months as well as the NEXT 8 months at the same time!

OK, here I GO....

Upcoming presentations at the New Orleans Public Library:

Nix Branch - June 8th 5:30-7PM
Hubbell Branch - June 26th 6:30PM
Main Branch - TBA


Alvar Branch - Newspaper Archives & Preservation
Mid-City Branch - Coffee and Kitchen Lore of the Tropics

When Motorists Needed Canoes

Image courtesy of Nola DNA.

"When Motorists Needed Canoes" from March 21st, 1926.

An exerpt:

"Plans of property owners for organizations to protest to the sewerage and water board to obtain relief and protection due to heavy rains were in process of formation last night.... a mass meeting will be called to demand an investigation of the sewerage and water board in connection with alleged neglect of the city's needs."

Postcards from the Past : Lost Correspondence (1904-1946)

"NOLA DNA Presents "Evening Edition" : A Picayune Social House reception celebrating Lost Correspondence, Forgotten Scandals, and Fake News.

Join us at the brand new Picayune Social House, the former offices of the Picayune newspaper from 1850 to 1919, in this party hosted by NOLA DNA – curators of the historic newspaper images that define the Picayune Social House’s aesthetic.

• Anti-Lecture by Joseph Makkos of NOLA DNA: a slideshow of select historic newspaper images, randomized to spark extemporaneous audience discussions.

• Postcards from the Past exhibit: specimens from the collection of Reno Daret III.

Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and libations. The Picayune Social House restaurant will be open with food and drink specials.

Pin-Up Ink Blotters : HEREFORD TOOL CORP & [blanks]

Here're some cir 1950s pin-up ink blotters I scanned from a collection I found in a basement print shop in Cleveland. One is with the business name "HEREFORD TOOL CORP." and the rest are blank.

There will be more open-access content in this series (coming soon).

For now, enjoy: