The Art of The Deal

Don’t get us wrong—we like a good sale as much as the next person. But at a time of year when the prevailing ethos seems to be spend, spend, spend, the chance to step back and gain some perspective on shopping sounds like a good idea. So stop by the Historic New Orleans Collection—a private museum and research center in the Quarter—to see its exhibition “Goods of Every Description: Shopping in New Orleans.”

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B. T. Walshe advertisement; 1870; lithograph by Marie Adrien Persac, draftsman; Benedict Simon, lithographer; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1949.1.28

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Maison Blanche Building, 901–21 Canal Street; 1924; gelatin silver print by Charles L. Franck Photographers; The Charles L. Franck Studio Collection at The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1979.325.1700


Featured Photo: A. B. Griswold & Co. receipt (detail); 1893; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 78-100-L

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