We’re excited to share with you the eighth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Paul Tulane, Josephine Louise Newcomb, Toussaint Loverture, Tom Benson, Phyllis Taylor, and Patrick Taylor.
Paul Tulane, by D. Lammie Hanson
“His integrity in business; his pure and blameless life; his patriotism and fidelity to political principles; his exalted sense of honor, and his unbounded philanthropy, will endear his memory to the people of Louisiana for all time.” — Gov. John McEnery, on the legacy of Paul Tulane (excerpt from Nola.com)
Josephine Louise Newcomb, by Maddie Stratton
“The magnificent donation … to fund a college for women in this city, is the third grand event in the educational history of New Orleans. First came the McDonogh free schools for the preliminary education of the young of both sexes. Next came the Tulane University for the higher education of males. Mrs. Newcomb has now crowned this grand system.” — The Daily Picayune, Oct. 31, 1886 (excerpt from Nola.com)
Toussaint Loverture, by Queen Hope Parker
“I am Toussaint Louverture; perhaps my name has made itself known to you. I have undertaken vengeance. I want Liberty and Equality to reign in Saint Domingue. I am working to make that happen. Unite yourself to us, brothers, and fight with us for the same cause.” — Toussaint Louverture (excerpt from Nola.com)
Tom Benson, by Sean Randall
“I have a lot of pride and I don’t quit easily. When Mr. Mecom told me a year ago he wasn’t interested in selling the team, I didn’t give up. I stuck around, kept actively showing my interest. In business, if you’re tenacious, sometimes things will fall your way.” — Tom Benson, in 1985, upon announcing the deal to purchase the New Orleans Saints (excerpt from Nola.com)
Phyllis Taylor, by Saegan Swanson
“I will always look on this award with its two handles and see one being held by me, the other by Patrick.” — Phyllis Taylor, upon accepting The Times-Picayune’s 2015 Loving Cup
Patrick Taylor, by Saegan Swanson
“I want every kid in Louisiana to look at me and say, ‘If that dumb son of a bitch can do it, so can I.'”
— Patrick Taylor, in 2004 (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.