The Old Slave Block in the Old St. Louis Hotel, New Orleans, La.

The Aemegraph Co.ca. 1914

The Historic New Orleans Collection

The Historic New Orleans Collection
New Orleans, United States

Postcard with view of a woman standing on a raised wooden platform in an arched window alcove. The arch is labeled "M. Barnett Office 40 St. Louis St." The woman wears a blouse, skirts, and a cloth head-wrap. A printed caption superimposed on the image identifies her as a formerly enslaved woman who had been sold from the same platform when she was young. The reverse of the postcard is inscribed with a message to Mrs. W. F. Oatman in Dundee, Ill. and bears a one cent George Washington postage stamp cancelled with a February 10, 1914 New Orleans postmark.


  • Title: The Old Slave Block in the Old St. Louis Hotel, New Orleans, La.
  • Creator: The Aemegraph Co.
  • Date Created: ca. 1914
  • Physical Dimensions: 5 5/16" x 3 3/8"
  • Type: picture postcards
  • Rights: Physical rights are retained by The Historic New Orleans Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.
  • Medium: printing ink; printing paper
  • Art Form: Prints and Printmaking
  • Depicted Location: New Orleans (La.)
  • Credit Line: Gift of Alan Freedman and Patricia Mysza of the Midwest Center for Justice, Evanston, Illinois
  • Accession Number: 2015.0127.1

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