The Day the Music Stopped

“Hammond: B-3, 9th Ward, New Orleans.” Frank Stewart. 2006 [photo of a photo]

We will never forget. Hurricane Katrina. 08.29.05.


About the Image: I shot the photo of a photo nine years ago while in New York City. The Hammond B-3 organ was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina 15 years ago today [New Orleans, August 29, 2005]. The photograph is part of Traveling Full Circle: Frank Stewart’s Visual Music, which was exhibited at at the Lincoln Center in New York City in 2011.  You can learn more about Stewart, longtime Senior Staff Photographer for Jazz at the Lincoln Center, and his body of work by visiting his website: Frank Stewart.

Eclectic Taste

I’ve completed preparing postcards for tomorrow’s outgoing mail. What I like most about Postcrossing is “meeting” people all over the world, reading their profiles and learning about their interests. I love the postcard “hunt”–looking through my collection to see if I have something that the receiver would love. The sampling of the seven outgoing PCs demonstrates that this can be an interesting excursion. Happy viewing!

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  • Alabama Scene, Photo by Kelly Shipp.
  • New Orleans Jazz Festival Poster 1984, 10th in the series by Philip Bascle.  New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, 1984.
  • New Orleans Jazz.  Did You Know?
  • Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii (1838-1917).  Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.
  • Paul Cezanne (French, 1839-1906), The Gulf of Marseille Seen from L’Estaque, c. 1876-1979, Oil on canvas.
  • Detective Comics (400th Smash Issue) Cover,”Challenge of the Man-Bat. Artist, Neal Adams, June 1970.  From the Art of DC Comics, DC Comics, 2010.
  • Singing Cat, Illustration by Toni Ungerer (b. Alascae, 1931).  From the book Cats as Cats, Roberts Rineheart, 1997.