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Portraits from Week 40

We’re excited to share with you the fortieth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Clay Shaw, Rev. Fred Luter, Oscar Isentrout, Mary Louise Christovich, Becky Zaheri, and Brother Martin Hernandez. A Portrait of Clay LaVerne Shaw, by D. Lammie-Hanson  “Clay Shaw was a gentleman and a gentle man. Alas, we are in all too short… Read more »

Portraits from Week 38

We’re excited to share with you the thirty-eighth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Elizabeth Magnus Cohen, Kurt Weigle, Sylvanie Williams, Linetta Gilbert, Hilda Phelps Hammond, and Sharon Litwin. Elizabeth Magnus Cohen, by Queen Hope Parker “All the doctors sent me cases. I can’t count all the babies I brought — in those days,… Read more »

Portraits from Week 34

We’re excited to share with you the thirty-fourth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Stocker Fontelieu, Chris Owens, Alden McDonald, Karen Gadbois, Bob Merrick, and John T. Scott. Stocker Fontelieu, by Michael McManus “He was theatrical, but, then, he WAS theater.” — Frank Gagnard, a retired Times-Picayune critic, in a 2009 interview with NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune… Read more »

Portraits from Week 33

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… Read more »

Portraits from Week 25

We’re excited to share with you the twenty-fifth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Vernon Winslow, Al Mims Jr., Sandra and Allan Jaffe, Sophie B. Wright, Danny Barker, and Suzanne Douvillier. Vernon Winslow, by Jeremy Paten “It was like the Berlin Wall. He broke down the walls.” — legendary New Orleans recording engineer… Read more »

Portraits from Week 23

We’re excited to share with you the twenty-third week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Becate Batiste, Suzanne Mestayer, Paul McIllhenny, Alvin Batiste, Pere Antoine, and Millie Charles. Becate Batiste, by D. Lammie-Hanson “Even at the parades with floats and costumes that cost millions, why, if the folks heard the sign of the Indians —… Read more »

Portraits from Week 22

We’re excited to share with you the twenty-second week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including John Schwegmann, Terence Blanchard, Andrew Higgins, Nash Roberts, E. J. Bellocq, and Diana Lewis. John G. Schwegmann, by Connie Kittok “Schwegmann — or Schwegmann’s, as New Orleanians invariably call it — was never a trendy supermarket, never the kind… Read more »

Portraits from Week Seventeen

We’re excited to share with you the seventeenth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Jerry Romig, Sidney Bechet, Louis Charles Roudanez, Quint Davis, Lauren Thom, and Harold Battiste Jr. Jerry Romig, by Sean Randall “Dad’s passion never changed because he never stopped being a fan. … I remember him getting so excited after… Read more »

Portraits from Week Sixteen

We’re excited to share with you the sixteenth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Austin Leslie, Lolis Edward Elie, A. Baldwin Wood, Adrien de Pauger, Sister Mary Frances Buttell, and John Gendusa. Austin Leslie, by Alexandra Kilburn “It was just good old Creole food, good old-time New Orleans food. And he was good,… Read more »

Portraits from Week Fifteen

We’re excited to share with you the fifteenth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Stephen Ambrose, Rosa Keller, Ruth Fertel, Nick Mueller, Walter Reed, and Andre Callioux. Stephen E. Ambrose, by D. Lammie-Hanson “He was kind of America’s historian. He personified what he loved most about America — this robust, muscular, positive man… Read more »