New Orleans Guide, With Descriptions of the Routes to New Orleans, Sights of the City Arranged Alphabetically, and Other Information Useful to Travelers; also, Outlines of the History of Louisiana / By Hon. James S. Zacharie, Second Vice-President of the Louisiana Historical Society, Member of the City Council of New Orleans. James S. Zacharie.
New Orleans Guide, With Descriptions of the Routes to New Orleans, Sights of the City Arranged Alphabetically, and Other Information Useful to Travelers; also, Outlines of the History of Louisiana / By Hon. James S. Zacharie, Second Vice-President of the Louisiana Historical Society, Member of the City Council of New Orleans.

New Orleans Guide, With Descriptions of the Routes to New Orleans, Sights of the City Arranged Alphabetically, and Other Information Useful to Travelers; also, Outlines of the History of Louisiana / By Hon. James S. Zacharie, Second Vice-President of the Louisiana Historical Society, Member of the City Council of New Orleans.

New Orleans: F.F. Hansell & Bro., LTD, 1902. 8vo, pictorial pink cloth. 324 pp., [26] pp. ads., illus., folding map.

An attractive and quite interesting New Orleans guidebook providing a glimpse of city life and tourism at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Expanded from earlier editions which were used as the official city guides for the New Orleans' Cotton Centennial Exhibition, this 1902 edition is the second one published by F.F. Hansell & Bro. It addresses a wide array of practical concerns, from detailed coverage of eleven different travel routes to New Orleans, baggage and cab arrangements, and accommodations, to barber shops, bath houses, hospitals, and telegraph offices. In addition to its descriptions and histories of city sights and "A Walk in the Old City," the guide also contains an introduction to New Orleans' "Social Manners and Customs," which "are somewhat different from those of other parts of the United States, and... are rigidly adhered to." For those tourists wishing to see children orphaned by "the great epidemics that have visited New Orleans," a number of asylums are "open to inspection at any time and are well worthy of a visit."

James S. Zacharie (1844–1906), was a prominent writer and a native of New Orleans. He was a member of the City Council and the Historical Society, and his joint efforts with artist William Woodward led, shortly after his death, to the establishment of the Louisiana State Museum.

CONDITION: Near very good, rubbed.

Item #3761

Price: $750.00

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