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Portraits from Week 43

We’re excited to share with you the forty-third week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Doug Thornton, Allison Miner, Lafcadio Hearn, Jim Amoss, Sally Ann Roberts, and Lena Richard. Doug Thornton, by Michael McManus “One guy asked me why we wouldn’t just want to tear down the Dome because it harbors so many bad memories of the storm, but… Read more »

Portraits from Week 41

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… Read more »

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 36

We’re excited to share with you the thirty-sixth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Mary Rowe, Ruth Benerito, Greg Rusovich, Matt Schwartz, Peggy Scott Laborde, and Sean Payton. Mary Rowe, by Maddie Stratton “When all the pundits and all the experts were saying we couldn’t rebuild New Orleans, the people said, ‘Excuse me —… Read more »

Portraits from Week 35

We’re excited to share with you the thirty-fifth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Roger Ogden,Sybil Morial, Harry Batt Sr., Jean Gordon, Arthur Roger, and Marion Abramson. Roger Ogden: Collector of the South, by Gabriel Flores “All over the state and the South, you’ll meet people who’ll tell you things about Roger’s generosity.” —… 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 24

We’re excited to share with you the twenty-fourth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Sam Zemurray, King Oliver, Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, Ruthie Frierson, Eleanor McMain, and Kid Ory. A Portrait of Sam Zemurray, Maddie Stratton “It has been my pleasure to have known Sam Zemurray for many, many years, and I can… Read more »