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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“'Geographies of New Orleans' [is] a bit like Edward Tufte’s classics on envisioning information – massive amounts of research expressed in statistically elegant graphs.... Meticulously honest, respectful, thorough, and non-partisan, Campanella might be the most authoritative voice of all regarding New Orleans history.”

—Rebecca Firestone / Mark English, AIA,
The Architects’ Take

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
due out May 1, 2015 from Pavilion Books, London