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Alexander Allison's New Orleans

An engineer who worked for 59 years at the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, Louisiana, Alexander Allison was an avid and skillful photographer who donated hundreds of his photographs and negatives dating from the 1890s to the 1950s to the New Orleans Public Library's Louisiana Division. Visitors can view all of the negatives online, though this exhibit is akin to a "best of" feature. It...
Carnival Collection

"Come to the carnival" is a common refrain in New Orleans during the month of February, and this intoxicating collection from Tulane University pays homage to this wonderful cultural tradition. The collection includes over 1,500 float designs from the "Golden Age" of carnival by notable designers such as Jennie Wilde, B.A. Wikstrom, and Charles Briton. Support for the project comes from the late...

New Orleans aficionados, visitors, and residents may enjoy MediaNOLA - a digital humanities project directed by Vicki Mayer, Professor of Communication at Tulane University. The centerpiece of MediaNOLA is the interactive map on its homepage, where viewers can narrow the map's results by searching via keyword or by selecting a number of parameters from various cultural history and geography...