The legend of the park's ancient Suicide Oak is that within twelve years sixteen men committed suicide under its branches.
Pictured is a 1906 postcard featuring the dueling ground. Note the wooden bridge – the original Grandjean bridge. (LOC)
The images in this book appear courtesy of the New Orleans Public Library (NOPL), Louisiana Digital Library (LDL), the Library
of Congress (LOC), The Historic New Orleans Collection (HNOC), Pictometry International (PI), and D.C. "Infrogmation"
May (DCM). Unless otherwise noted, images are from the author's collection.