A Freckled Face in a Gnu Place

“People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” - Dagobert D. Runes

Peaceful and spacious. My kind of paradise.

Peaceful and spacious. My kind of paradise.

The first 1955 281 Peterbilt as it appeared in Duel.
Gotta love the history.

The first 1955 281 Peterbilt as it appeared in Duel.

Gotta love the history.

Trust Me I’m a Goonie.

Trust Me I’m a Goonie.

Mama’s Quilt By Ivey Hayes
I would love to learn how to quilt.

Mama’s Quilt By Ivey Hayes

I would love to learn how to quilt.

Boy, I got vision, and the rest of the world wears bifocals.
— Butch Cassidy 

Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band, New Orleans, 1897

This is an 1897 photograph of an early New Orleans band comprised of a group of “street urchins,” led by Emile “Stalebread Charlie” Lacoume (he is seated second from the far left). Other members of the group were Harry Gregson, Emile “Whiskey” Benrod, Willie “Cajun” Bussey, Frank “Monk” Bussey and a boy known only as “Warm Gravy.” They also had another member who was known as “Chinee” and a singer known as “Family Haircut.” This band performed in the streets of Storyville in the 1890’s and early 1900’s. This is a scan from an old book, “Storyville, New Orleans” by Al Rose.

Storyville was also known as “The District” that is, the district for John’s looking for Jane’s. (Prostitution) You should definitely do more research into Storyville. The history is fascinating and the pictures are haunting.

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