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Press for the Mint Lecture

Here is some recent press for my lecture at the Old U.S. Mint at 400 Esplanade Ave on October 10, 2012: The Times Picayune NOLA Defender Tulane Event Calendar Don’t forget – reception at 6:30. Cupcakes provided by Cake Cafe, craft beer … Continue reading

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Steppin’ Out video

Here is the VIDEO from my appearance on Steppin’ Out on October 5th. I come on about halfway and again at the very end. I am very thankful for the host Peggy who was very gracious. It was also nice to … Continue reading

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The final Mascot Monday

It’s here. 12 weeks of the Mascot. School is about to start and although I have gotten a lot of research done (most not posted here) it’s time to shift my main focus back to graduate school and grab any … Continue reading

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Mascot Mondays #11 of 12: Enlargement

The Mascot debuted on February 18, 1882. Running eight pages, the paper started out 9 ¼ x 12 ¾ inches in size, but on September 2, 1882 it changed to 15″ x 11″, which it remained for almost its entire … Continue reading

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Mascot Mondays #10 of 12: The Divorce Mill

Okay, I am on vacation. Morning on the beach eagle-watching, afternoon doing wedding prep for my nephew, evening dinner with friends and one free-for-all track meet… Determined to make this summer goal. As I stated in my lecture, toward the … Continue reading

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Mascot Monday #9 of 12: Kisses

Here is something a little bit lighthearted (and a bit misogynistic) after abortions, bank robberies and murder. THE OLD FELLOW LOVED KISSES So Upon Columbus Day He Kissed a Car Full. The Old Maid Liked It, But the Married Woman … Continue reading

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Mascot Mondays #8 of 12: A Girl Gone Wrong

ANOTHER GIRL GONE WRONG. MISS FLORENCE WARNER DIES FROM THE EFFECTS OF AN ATTEMPTED ABORTION. Three Men are Suspected of the Parentage, William H. Barrow, a Grey-Haired Camp Street Hardware Merchant, and a Prominent Member of the Southern Athletic Club. … Continue reading

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Mascot Mondays #7 of 12: This day in history 125 years ago

First off, what an amazing cover illustration. Here is the article that accompanied it: The newspapers throughout the State, which are held in the grasp of the politicians and office-seekers of both factions, and which refuse to recognize the right … Continue reading

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Mascot Mondays #6 of 12: Friends in the Mascot Part Two

On March 14, 1891, in response to the murder of police chief David Hennessy the preceding year, citizens of New Orleans stormed the local prisons and lynched eleven Italians they believed were responsible for the murders. When Hennessy was gunned down, he … Continue reading

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Et tu, Al Rose?

It is well known that Al Rose’s book “Storyville, New Orleans,” published in 1974, is the premier book on Storyville. It’s the book that started it all. It contains some amazing interviews, and a plethora of photographs and advertisements from … Continue reading

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