Picture 39.

Here is an unusual angle, looking toward the downtown side of Canal Street from St. Charles Street.  The horsecar prominent in the foreground is just starting around the Orleans RR loop around the Clay statue, which is out of sight to our right.  At the next intersection (Carondelet/Bourbon Streets), several New Orleans City RR cars are preparing to begin their next outbound trips; one can be seen taking a crossover in front of the little shack there.  There is no clue about the reason for the spilled bundles in the street in the foreground.  But notice the hansom cabs awaiting fares along the neutral ground curb.  The church steeple in the background dates this picture to before 1883. S. T. Blessing

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