We’re excited to share with you the thirty-third week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including A.B. Freeman, Dr. Sara T. Mayo, Lloyd Price, Baroness Pontalba, Ashton Phelps, and Liz McCartney.
A.B. Freeman, by Jeremy Paten
“His life has represented a very unique combination in that, in a most unobtrusive fashion, he has done so much to help worthy causes and the general well-being of many individuals, the community and the state.” — The Times-Picayune, in awarded its Loving Cup for 1955 to A.B. Freeman (excerpt from Nola.com)
Dr. Sara T. Mayo, by Saegan Swanson
“Her cheery smile, hopeful words, great skill and greater heart have proved a boon to untold thousands of women who, through her ministrations, have been lifted out of a condition of pain and disease into health again. She gave unstintingly not only of her skill, but of her heart.” — A resolution passed by the board of the New Orleans Hospital and Dispensary for Women and Children after Mayo’s death. (excerpt from Nola.com)
Lloyd Price, by Queen Hope Parker
“It was two weeks, the record (had been playing) on the radio. I’m hearing it every day. And my brother, my elder brother said, ‘Ain’t no other Lloyd Price in Kenner. They keep saying (Lloyd Price). Is that you?’ I said, ‘I think so!’ I had never heard myself. I never heard nothing about a microphone. And a week or so later, the world just blew loose.” — Lloyd Price, discussing “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” in a 2009 interview at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (excerpt from Nola.com)
Baroness Pontalba, by D. Lammie-Hanson
“She was a terror to the lawyers, whose bills she always disputed. She had no fears of lawsuits, and always exacted what she considered her legal rights, and resisted most sturdily any demand she regarded unreasonable.” — The Daily Picayune, on Baroness Pontalba on May 17, 1874 (excerpt from Nola.com)
Ashton Phelps Jr. by Saegan Swanson
“He was effective in getting things done because he learned to balance the need to accomplish the work with a genuine concern for the people. The result is that people wanted to work to please him. … I was continually impressed with how well he was able to set aside his self-interest for the long-term good of the organization and its people.” — Nancye Combs, a newspaper consultant who worked with The Times-Picayune, in an interview (excerpt from Nola.com)
Liz McCartney’s St. Bernard Project, by Queen Hope Parker
“In a way, I wish that we didn’t need to exist. In a country with so many resources and innovators, it seems like we should be able to help communities both prepare for and recover from disasters a lot faster than we do now.” — Liz McCartney, in a 2015 interview with People magazine (excerpt from Nola.com)
Where Y’Art is the proud partner of Nola Media Group, the producers of Nola.com / The Times-Picayune for its 300 for 300 project, marking the tricentennial of New Orleans, running through 2018 and highlighting 300 people who have made New Orleans, New Orleans.