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New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade 1907 …

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This is the Rex Parade on Canal Street in downtown New Orleans back in the 1907 Mardi Gras celebration.  The theme for that year was ” Visions on Nations “, with each float being a different country.  I bought the original photograph from someone on Ebay and it was not in very good condition – stains, corners bent and torn, etc.  It took me several hours to get it to look like this, but I think that it is a pretty interesting image.  Parts of Canal Street look like the building on the near right side even today in 2016.  Times have really changed … I don’t see any of these parade goers screaming and waving their arms shouting ” Throw me something Mister! ” or whatever else they do now a days ( and I think you know what I mean … wink, wink ).  If anyone has any images of New Orleans from this time period, I would be interested in seeing what you have.  Thanks for looking and don’t forget that I post frequently and often to my Instagram ( frankphardy ) account.  Hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving … ours was.  Please check back ….

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November 30, 2016 at 6:03 pm

Instagram …

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I have had an Instagram account for over a year, but have not done much with it until the past several weeks.  I have not abandoned my blogs … just trying to generate some new viewers for the blogs.  I have found that images like the one above seem to work better driving new viewers to my blog.  I have not posted this image on Instagram, since everything needs to be square to post.  This is obviously Jackson Square in New Orleans.  Here is a link to my Instagram account … I still do not bother with Facebook much, but I have linked both of my blogs to Facebook in hopes of attracting more viewers.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

A Few More Re-Worked …

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This first image is one that my father made back in the mid-1950’s, that I had posted on my father’s blog a while back.  It was just a straight image that I had cleaned-up.  I just thought it was an interesting image … I am not exactly sure of where this is out West.  I think that I just titled it something like ” Cliff or Cave Dwellings “.  All I did was add a texture overlay and added a color-tint to the image  The image below is one that I made over in Jackson Square in the French Quarter thirty years or so ago.  I did the same thing, but I also added a selective blur to bring your focus back to the statue of Andrew Jackson.

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Let me know what you think … all comments are welcomed.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

Written by Frank Hardy

November 27, 2013 at 5:26 pm