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The Catholic Cathedral in New Orleans | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society

Painting

The Catholic Cathedral in New Orleans

The Catholic Cathedral in New Orleans | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society
On an excursion to the South in November 1859, Hölzlhuber made the three-day trip on the steamboat <i>Planet</i> from St. Louis to New Orleans. In the harbor he saw thousands of steamers loading cotton for export throughout the world. "Millions of cotton bales were stacked" and everyone at the port became covered with flecks of cotton lint. The Catholic Cathedral (drawn here with the equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson in front), the Marine Hospital, and the City Hall were prominent buildings. From May to September, New Orleans residents moved out of the city due to yellow fever epidemics.  Taken from Hölzlhuber's description of the scene, translated by Vera Kroner
DESCRIPTION
On an excursion to the South in November 1859, Hölzlhuber made the three-day trip on the steamboat Planet from St. Louis to New Orleans. In the harbor he saw thousands of steamers loading cotton for export throughout the world. "Millions of cotton bales were stacked" and everyone at the port became covered with flecks of cotton lint. The Catholic Cathedral (drawn here with the equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson in front), the Marine Hospital, and the City Hall were prominent buildings. From May to September, New Orleans residents moved out of the city due to yellow fever epidemics. Taken from Hölzlhuber's description of the scene, translated by Vera Kroner
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:28207
Creation Date:circa 1859
Creator Name:Hölzlhuber, Franz, 1826-1898
City:New Orleans
County:
State:Louisiana
Collection Name:Franz Hölzlhuber, 1826-1898 : Sketches and associated materials, 1856-1860, 1959
Genre:Painting
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This image is one of forty-two watercolor drawings from a sketchbook by Holzlhuber, documenting his trip to the U.S., especially to Wisconsin and Canada in 1856-1860.
SUBJECTS
Horses
Architecture, Classical
Church buildings
Cotton
Men
Catholic Church
Shipping
Harbors
Manual work

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