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Lost New Orleans: Photographs By Theodore Lilienthal for Emperor Napoleon III

Sep 7, 2000 – Nov 19, 2000
Photographs of notable buildings and landmarks commissioned by the City of New Orleans for exhibition at the Louisiana Pavilion at the Paris World’s Fair of 1867. The purpose was twofold: to give Parisians a view of their sister city and to show Europeans that post-Civil War New Orleans was ready for immigrants, investments and international commerce. The portfolio was later presented to the Emperor Napoleon III and eventually taken to the Emperor’s family castle (now the Napoleon Museum) in Arenenberg, Switzerland. Exhibited outside of Switzerland for the first time.

Accompanying lectures included:

"19th Century Photography: A Primer for Seeing" by Eugenia Parry, Professor, University of New Mexico
"Looking Out the Window, Seeing through the Lens: Portrayals of Cityscape in 19th Cent Painting & Photograph" by Kurt Forster, Director, Canadian Centre for Architecture
"Resurrecting the City: Photography, Invention & Reconstruction " by Peter Bacon Hales, Director, American Studies Inst., Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
"Shocking Materialism: Photography and the Construction of the Modern City" by Elizabeth Anne McCauley, Professor of Art History, Univ. of Mass., Boston
"Photographing in the City" by Joel Snyder, Professor of Art History, University of Chicago
"Musical Images of Mid-19th Century New Orleans" by John Baron, Professor of Music, Tulane University
"Photographic Surveys and the American City, 1860-1880" by François Brunet, Professor, University of Paris VII-Denis Diderot

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