New Orleans Souvenir Album and Travel Brochure Collection.

"America's most interesting city" Rare collection of New Orleans souvenir albums, pictorial travel brochures, and postcards

New Orleans Souvenir Album and Travel Brochure Collection.


Item Number: 117352

Rare collection of 5 souvenir albums and nine pictorial travel brochures printed between 1938 and 1960. The souvenir albums include a “Souvenir Condensed History of New Orleans for the Tourist” (c. 1955), a “Souvenir du Restaurant Antoine”, “New Orleans, America’s Most Interesting City”, an early accordion-style pictorial album, and “Winter in New Orleans: Season 1908-1909” issued by the Southern Pacific Railway (1909). The brochures include a Louisiana Road Map issued by the Tourist Bureau of Baton Rouge,  visitor’s city guides, a 1938 Spring Fiesta brochure, a guide to Bellingrath Gardens, and a collection of original postcards from the Montenegro Hotel. In fine condition. A charming collection in remarkable condition.

Founded in 1718 by French colonists, the city of New Orleans was once the territorial capital of French Louisiana before it was traded to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. In the 19th century, New Orleans was the largest port in the South, exporting most of the nation's cotton output and other products to Western Europe and New England. It was the largest and most important city in the South; thus an early target for capture by the Union during the Civil War.

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