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photoblog image New Orleans - 1970

New Orleans - 1970

 

Figures like this of both sexes were widely used by shops in the French Quarter of New Orleans but have now disappeared - by the 1970s - almost 20 years after the first Act to bring about desgregation in schools - legal battles were still being fought.  I doubt if any of these figures survive, except perhaps in antique shops

 

 

New Orleans - 1970

 

Figures like this of both sexes were widely used by shops in the French Quarter of New Orleans but have now disappeared - by the 1970s - almost 20 years after the first Act to bring about desgregation in schools - legal battles were still being fought.  I doubt if any of these figures survive, except perhaps in antique shops

 

 

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Jun 2015, 02:37
Excellent historical document, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ray - a record of worse times, although events in S. Carolina make one wonder!
You have captured some history Tom...

i am glad that they have been taken away... they did that with the cigar store Indians about fifty years earlier....petersmile
Tom Wilson: If people's attitudes could be as easily taken away, there might be some progress!
Great historical capture Tom!
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Richard.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Jun 2015, 06:34
An interesting time capsule-type object Tom
Tom Wilson: It is indeed, Chris.
I visited New orleans in October last year, amazing unique city
Tom Wilson: The one city in the USA that is different from everywhere else.
A striking image, Tom........... shows how far attitudes have changed!
Tom Wilson: Deep down, I'm not sure that things have changed all that much, Martin - it's easy to remove the surface phenomena but...
I am so glad many things like this have disappeared.
Tom Wilson: A pity that people's attitudes aren't changed as easily, Mary.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Jun 2015, 11:28
The figure by itself can not be provoking, I think. But dressed the way it is and with that message "Yes, Mam ..." it becomes degrading, no doubt. One day - I may still go to New Orleans - the only place in the US where I would really like to go. If that happens, I will know these figures were there.
Tom Wilson: Indeed, Louis - I was back in NO about three years ago and little seemed to have changed except perhaps more commercialism - but it is still worth a visit if you can ever make it.
A good one from back in time Tom
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Janet.
Thank goodness all this is now in the past Tom...or is it?
Tom Wilson: The symbolism has gone but the tensions remain, Chad - witness the events in S. Carolina.
the changes in attitudes definitely took some time, Tom.
Tom Wilson: And they still haven't gone, Ayush.
Maybe one day, Tom...Doubt if we will see it though.

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