Gallery in the French Quarter | New Orleans

“One of the many typical gallery scenes in the Vieux Carre section where balconies over hang the narrow and picturesque streets.” –Description from postcard back

Doesn’t this look like a lovely place to be, “to escape thoughts of the Corona Virus?” as one of my friends commented when I shared a photo of this postcard with her this morning.

The “French Quarter Gallery” is one of many, many vintage New Orleans postcards I received from a blog reader I encountered just a few weeks ago via email. After visiting my blog–perhaps after reading my “About Me” page–April C contacted me and told me she had some antique New Orleans postcards that she would like to send to me. Of course, I said, “Yes!”

I expected 10–no more than 20–postcards to add to my “Vintage NOLA” collection, but I was shocked when my hubby returned from the Post Office last week and placed a package filled with postcards in my hands. 120 postcards, to be exact!

About 10-15 of the postcards are from a road trip April’s grandfather took in the 1950’s. The rest are from her Aunt Dixie who collects things “labeled Dixie” because of her name. I haven’t combed through the postcards carefully yet, but it seems the earliest postcard is dated 1930. Some have notes and postmarks and others are blank. I’m looking forward to diving in a bit deeper over the next few weeks.

According to my preliminary research the “Genuine Curteich-Chicago C.T. Art-Colortone Post card” above was printed in 1937. It is attributed to A. Hirschwitz of New Orleans, Louisiana.

I’ll be “showcasing” more of the postcards here on Pics and Posts–little by little–over the next few [or several] months, so be sure to tune in.

Until then, enjoy a few older posts featuring vintage postcards:

A million thanks to you, April, for this phenomenal gift!

23 thoughts on “Gallery in the French Quarter | New Orleans

  1. Esha says:

    How lovely to have such thoughtful gifts from someone! If I were you, I’d be unable to contain my delight!!! They’re so beautiful, Chandra!

    Thanks for sharing them and for joining us last week, Chandra.
    Look forward to having you this week again. 🙂


  2. Natasha says:

    What a lovely friend you have there.

    And oh! I was totally blown away by that postcard. I imagine sitting in that balcony of bliss.

    These are such treasures. Can’t wait to have you share the rest, dear Chandra.
    And thank you for lining this post to #WW. It is our treasure too. 🙂

    Have a serene week ahead.

    We are live again with #WW this week:

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  3. the bespectacled mother says:

    The postcard here is so beautiful. I can only imagine how the other postcards might be like. Can’t wait to have a look at them. May God bless your friend to send them to you. They surely moved the thoughts away from coronavirus 💖💖💖

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