[The Gulf Coast] in Gay New Orleans, the Crescent City


Beautiful panorama of the Gulf Coast from the late 1920’s.

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This gorgeous view of the United States Gulf Coast was first issued by the Chicago publishing firm of the Poole Brothers in 1926. It’s reproduced here, circa 1929, by the same company on behalf of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, which operated a route between New Orleans and the Florida panhandle.

The line is depicted boldly in red, with various stops, spurs and connecting lines individually labeled. Underlying detail is limited to soft tones which give an illusion of the region’s famous coastal wetlands. The panorama is the centerfold in a pamphlet advertising for New Orleans, and includes numerous photographs, lists of amenities, and inset maps of the city and the larger L&N network across the southeastern United States.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1929

Author: Poole Brothers

Sheet Width (in): 31

Sheet Height (in): 7.25

Condition: B

Condition Description: Originally folded into 8 panels. Creasing along fold lines and some wear along the furthest left, which has resulted in minor image loss. Folds into 10 page brochure published by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, which includes a pictorial map of New Orleans. Complete and in good shape overall.


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