New Orleans, 1950s, Indians Selling Baskets, French Market

Upper End of the French Market. Indians Selling Baskets.

Caption: Upper End of the French Market. Indians Selling Baskets.

Historic New Orleans (HNOC) Metadata Summary: Indians Selling Baskets, upper end of French Market; sometime between 1950 and 1973; ID: 1974.25.20.59

TriPod: New Orleans at 300 on Facebook (WWNO) posted the image on their Facebook Page with the following information:

View of a section of the market where fruit was sold. Buildings along what was the 200 block (currently the 900 block) can be seen. A sign for Salatich & Baccich, Grocers and Ship Chandlers can be seen at 231 Decatur. The street shows large paving stones. Outside the entrance to a covered section of the market, an Indian woman appears to be having a transaction with a gentleman wearing a three piece suit and hat. Other women carrying grocery baskets can be seen. (2001.56.57)”

Their ID number refers to a different HNOC image, but the rest looks accurate and adds very helpful context to the photo!

As always, I wonder about the racial composition of everyone in the image. New Orleans, my love.

 

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