WHAT: A public lecture: "Picturing New Orleans in 1873: ‘Jewell's Crescent City Illustrated'"
WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 • 6-7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Historic New Orleans Collection's Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St. in the French Quarter
HOW: This event is free and open to the public. For details, visit http://www.hnoc.org/ or call (504) 523-4662.
WHY: One of the most important pictorial records of 19th-century New Orleans, "Jewell's Crescent City Illustrated" of 1873 showcased New Orleans's architectural and commercial development in the city during Reconstruction. The book is a magnificent example of a commercial booster book, a particularly American type of publication that promoted cities across the country as thriving and attractive locations for business interests.
On Tuesday, Aug. 16, Gary Van Zante, curator of architecture, design and photography at the MIT Museum, will explore the city revealed by "Jewell's" and the innovative collaboration that produced it: the journalist-entrepreneur Edwin Jewell, New Orleans photographer Theodore Lilienthal and New York engraver John William Orr.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information about the event, visit http://www.hnoc.org/ or call (504) 523-4662.
About The Historic New Orleans Collection
Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. For more information about THNOC, visit http://www.hnoc.org/ or call (504) 523-4662.