New Orleans City Park (Images of America)

1905 - Isaac Delgado Museum of Art


In 1910 Lebenbaum and Marks submitted a plan designed by builder Julius Koch for the art museum made possible by the generous donation of $150,000 from Isaac Delgado. Gifts from wealthy New Orleanians included paintings, precious stones, Etruscan glass, Greek vases, bronzes, and ceramics. The New Orleans Artists' Association contributed several paintings. The museum opened on December 16, 1911. The permanent collection now contains over 40,000 objects. (LDL)

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~The Bayou, Road, Oaks, and Native Americans: 1400-1769~
~Plantation to Peristyle: 1770-1907~
~Expansion and Modernization: 1908-1928~
~The New Deal: 1929-1939~
~Children & Friends: 1940-2004~
~Rebirth: 2005-2010~
~The People Behind the Names: Donors, Benefactors, and Patrons~
Photo Gallery

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.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book is dedicated to Friends of City Park.

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