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Portraits from Week 39

We’re excited to share with you the thirty-ninth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Elizabeth Kettenring Begue, Deacon John Moore, Boysie Bollinger, Archie Manning, Melissa Sawyer, and Gertrude Gardner. Elizabeth Kettenring Begue, by Queen Hope Parker “I’m very proud to testify the happiest of my days, / Is March 11, ’95, at breakfast at… 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 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 32

We’re excited to share with you the thirty-second week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Bishop Paul S. Morton, Angela Hill, Donald E. Powell, Y Van Vu, Walker Percy, and Kermit Ruffins. For the Greater…, by Jessica Strahan “Our purpose is to change a generation. We have to do it and we have to do… Read more »

Portraits from Week 27

We’re excited to share with you the twenty-seventh week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Irma Thomas, Joe Yenni, Sandra Dartus, Frances Joseph-Gaudet, Etienne de Bore, and Willie Mae Seaton. Irma Thomas, by Jeff Morgan “Her voice … just envelops you. It’s like putting a warm blanket on when you hear Irma sing.” — Scott Billington,… Read more »

Portraits from Week 26

We’re excited to share with you the twenty-sixth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Tony Chachere, Eddie Baquet Sr., Michael White, Lil Wayne, Eve Butterworth Dibert, and Archbishop Joseph Rummel. Tony Chachere, by Gabriel Flores “”When I went hunting and fishing, I brought my pots and pans with me, and my spices — salt,… 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 »

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 »