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New Orleans - French Quarter (Postcard)

My brother David sent me this postcard from New Orleans, Louisiana, when he was at a business meeting in 1973. It shows St. Peter Street, in the Vieux Carré (Old Quarter or French Quarter), the most popular tourist area in New Orleans.


This block has two of New Orleans' most famous attractions. Pat O'Brien's Bar is at the black and white circular sign at center right. It claims to serve more alcohol per square foot than any other bar in the U.S. Preservation Hall, the famous site for jazz music, is a few doors to the right, in the dark building with a top floor that juts out toward the street. Bourbon Street is not far away.


David's message does not say whether he visited either of these attractions. However, he ate dinner at Antoine's, which was New Orleans' best known restaurant.


I have not been in New Orleans since I was three years old.

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Taken on June 2, 1973