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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