Picture 1-1.5.

We have a glimpse of Saint Charles Street RR (SCSRR) Clio car 9 heading uptown on St. Charles St. just past Canal St.  The St. Charles Hotel is in the background.  A marching band is passing, having come down the street, and apparently is turning into Canal Street.  The crowd seems too sparse for this to be Mardi Gras.  It might be a funeral, or perhaps something else entirely after all, this is New Orleans!  Car 9 is part of an 1895 order of cars numbered 1-40 from the Pullman Co.  This group inaugurated electric service on the SCSRR.  The picture could have been taken any time between 1895 and 1904.

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