This exhibit presents a selection of women who owned real estate or businesses in New Orleans during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Ranging from the well-known, like the Baroness Pontalba, to the obscure, like midwife Susie A. Carter, each contributed in some way to the economy of the Crescent City. The exhibit uses municipal and civil court records, directories, newspapers, and other sources in the Louisiana Division/City Archives to illustrate who these women were and how they represent the spirit of female enterprise in New Orleans.
Curated by Wayne Everard and Irene Wainwright.
About New Orleans 300
The New Orleans Public Library is proud to present New Orleans 300, a fascinating series of discussions, presentations, and book-signings created to bring New Orleans & The World to life through in-depth programs featuring contributors to the book. In addition to programs related to New Orleans & The World, the series includes Lagniappe programs and exhibits which highlight many of the unique aspects of New Orleans that make it such a special place.
About New Orleans & The World
New Orleans & The World: 1718 - 2018 Tricentennial Anthology is a collection of essays by leading scholars that illuminates the role of the city in major events in U.S. and world history, the economic innovations and culture expressions birthed in the city that impacted people around the globe, and the succeeding waves of new populations who redefined the city's shape and society. New Orleans & The World serves as the official publication of the Tricentennial year and has been coordinated with the 2018 Tricentennial Commission and the 2018 NOLA Foundation.
Sponsored by Friends of the New Orleans Public Library, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH), Arts Council of New Orleans, City of New Orleans, Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame, NOLA4Women, and Guardians Institute.
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