Richard Campanella
Shown below is 1 of 37 pairs of then-and-now photographs of historic New Orleans, dating from the 1840s to the 1990s. See if you recognize their locations (some are difficult!). Want to see more? Please check out my 1999 book, New Orleans Then and Now.

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“…stunning in its analytical precision…filled with photographs, maps, timelines and beautifully written essays…. it is, indeed, difficult to imagine just how much painstaking research went into this book…. 'Geographies of New Orleans' is a powerful [and] dazzling book, unparalleled in its scope, precision, clarity and detail….”

—Prof. Michael A. Ross,
Loyola University / Times-Picayune

Featured Books

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Geographies of New Orleans
Urban Fabrics Before The Storm
The Photojournalism of Del Hall
New Orleans and Beyond, 1950s-2000s
Bourbon Street
A History
Lost New Orleans
Released May 1, 2015 from Pavilion Books, London
Cityscapes of New Orleans
The West Bank of Greater New Orleans
A Historical Geography