We’re excited to share with you the forty-first week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Henry Charles Ramos, King Milling, Sweet Emma Barrett, Mary Doullut, Carol Wise, and Homer Hitt.
Henry Charles Ramos, by Gabriel Flores
“Mr. Ramos was no mere vendor of drinks. With the pride of an artist, he demanded a properly appreciative clientele. He scorned the money of those who desecrated his liquid masterpieces by getting noisy on them.” — The Item-Tribune, about Henry Charles Ramos, in a 1928 remembrance (excerpt from Nola.com)
King Milling, by Saegan Swanson
“I’m probably less patient after Katrina because I think that this is a time when, if you’re going to live in this community, it’s time to put every effort you can toward rebuilding, … to the point when it can be and will be what we’ve all hoped it can be.” — King Milling, in a 2009 interview with The Times-Picayune (excerpt from Nola.com)
Sweet Emma Barrett, by Jeremy Paten
“People would come by the hall and ask, ‘Is Emma in tonight?’ If not, they’d walk on.” — Preservation Hall co-founder Allen Jaffe, remembering Emma Barrett in 1983 (excerpt from Nola.com)
Mary Doullut: Riverboat Captain, by Gabriel Flores
“The lady is a pilot of ability but will only employ her talents for the pleasure of herself and others as the commander of the launch James D. Houston, which runs on Ship Island canal and Lake Borgne. … She can find her way in the dark along either stream, and neither her husband nor their friends know of any pilot to whom they would sooner intrust themselves.” — From an article about Mary Doullut published July 28, 1893, in The Daily Picayune and headlined “A Pretty Pilot” (excerpt from Nola.com)
Carol Wise, by Alexandra Kilburn
“In anything you do, there are roadblocks. The challenge is always to not let them stop you. If you are positive in your approach, that approach will affect everyone around, and the bump in the road will be gone.” — Carol Wise, in a 2009 interview on www.NCJWneworleans.org (excerpt from Nola.com)
Homer Hitt, by Jeremy Paten
“The thing that gives me pride and satisfaction is to walk across the campus now and realize that when I came, it was an abandoned naval air station with barracks and hangars and concrete strips. Before it had UNO, New Orleans was the largest city in America without a public college. To walk across the campus now and be able to realize those things — well, few people are that fortunate in their lives.” — Homer Hitt, in a 1992 interview (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.