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NEW ORLEANS CEMETERY ~ Tombstone ~ Cross ~ Crucifix ~Grave ~Metairie Cemetery ~Black and white Fine Art Photograph ~ New Orleans, Louisiana

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TITLE: CEMETERY CROSS ~ Metarie Cemetery ~ New Orleans, Louisana
This site was previously a horse racing track, Metairie Race Course, founded in 1838.
The race track was the site of the famous Lexington-Lecomte Race, April 1, 1854, billed as the "North against the South" race. Former President Millard Filmore attended. While racing was suspended because of the American Civil War, it was used as a Confederate Camp (Camp Moore) until David Farragut took New Orleans for the Union in April 1862. Metairie Cemetery was built upon the grounds of the old Metairie Race Course after it went bankrupt. The race track, which was owned by the Metairie Jockey Club, refused membership to Charles T. Howard, a local resident who had gained his wealth by starting the first Louisiana State Lottery. After being refused membership, Howard vowed that the race course would become a cemetery. Sure enough, after the Civil War and Reconstruction, the track went bankrupt and Howard was able to see his curse come true. Today, Howard is buried in his tomb located on Central Avenue in the cemetery, which was built following the original oval layout of the track itself. Mr. Howard died in 1885 in Dobbs Ferry, New York when he fell from a newly purchased horse.

ABOUT THE PRINT: All photographs are individually printed by a professional color lab on acid free paper. Some of the images have been color enhanced to my specifications. Cropping (or image format) may differ slightly – depending on the size of the image that you select.

(I converted this image to black and white and added a grunge overlay during the editing. Ideally, when framing this photograph it should be "floated" on a piece of acid free foam core before matting.)

WATERMARKS that you see online ((c) Carole LaBauve) will not appear on the finished product. All rights are reserved and photographs are not to be reproduced without written permission of the photographer – me,
Carole LaBauve.

SHIPPING: Please confirm that your address submitted to Etsy is your correct shipping address. Images are shipped within 3-5 business days of payment. Photographic images 11 x 14 or smaller will be shipped flat, via USPS, in a rigid waterproof poly photo mailing envelope lined with sturdy cardboard. Photographic images over the size of 11 x 14 will be shipped in a sturdy tube.

PAYMENTS: I accept PayPal, major credit cards and Etsy Gift Cards that are processed through Etsy's Direct Checkout. Etsy handles all the account information, so your privacy in assured.

~ I have had the good fortune to have traveled to a number of countries and have visited all but six (6) of our United States. Over the course of these travels, I have taken a host of photographs of interesting people, places and things along the way. Sharing these adventures through my photographic works gives me great pleasure – I hope you enjoy them as well.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my photographic gallery. I do hope you will enjoy this fine art addition to your home or work place for years to come. New and updated images are added frequently; so stay tuned in for my latest photographic works.

Stop by for a fun filled visit to my other Etsy shop: http://CJsJewelryWorks.etsy.com
What started off as a rainy day project and has become a passion …..
jewelry making!
TITLE: CEMETERY CROSS ~ Metarie Cemetery ~ New Orleans, Louisana
This site was previously a horse racing track, Metairie Race Course, founded in 1838.
The race track was the site of the famous Lexington-Lecomte Race, April 1, 1854, billed as the "North against the South" race. Former President Millard Filmore attended. While racing was suspended because of the American Civil War, it was used as a Confederate Camp (Camp Moore) until David Farragut took New Orleans for the Union in April 1862. Metairie Cemetery was built upon the grounds of the old Metairie Race Course after it went bankrupt. The race track, which was owned by the Metairie Jockey Club, refused membership to Charles T. Howard, a local resident who had gained his wealth by starting the first Louisiana State Lottery. After being refused membership, Howard vowed that the race course would become a cemetery. Sure enough, after the Civil War and Reconstruction, the track went bankrupt and Howard was able to see his curse come true. Today, Howard is buried in his tomb located on Central Avenue in the cemetery, which was built following the original oval layout of the track itself. Mr. Howard died in 1885 in Dobbs Ferry, New York when he fell from a newly purchased horse.

ABOUT THE PRINT: All photographs are individually printed by a professional color lab on acid free paper. Some of the images have been color enhanced to my specifications. Cropping (or image format) may differ slightly – depending on the size of the image that you select.

(I converted this image to black and white and added a grunge overlay during the editing. Ideally, when framing this photograph it should be "floated" on a piece of acid free foam core before matting.)

WATERMARKS that you see online ((c) Carole LaBauve) will not appear on the finished product. All rights are reserved and photographs are not to be reproduced without written permission of the photographer – me,
Carole LaBauve.

SHIPPING: Please confirm that your address submitted to Etsy is your correct shipping address. Images are shipped within 3-5 business days of payment. Photographic images 11 x 14 or smaller will be shipped flat, via USPS, in a rigid waterproof poly photo mailing envelope lined with sturdy cardboard. Photographic images over the size of 11 x 14 will be shipped in a sturdy tube.

PAYMENTS: I accept PayPal, major credit cards and Etsy Gift Cards that are processed through Etsy's Direct Checkout. Etsy handles all the account information, so your privacy in assured.

~ I have had the good fortune to have traveled to a number of countries and have visited all but six (6) of our United States. Over the course of these travels, I have taken a host of photographs of interesting people, places and things along the way. Sharing these adventures through my photographic works gives me great pleasure – I hope you enjoy them as well.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my photographic gallery. I do hope you will enjoy this fine art addition to your home or work place for years to come. New and updated images are added frequently; so stay tuned in for my latest photographic works.

Stop by for a fun filled visit to my other Etsy shop: http://CJsJewelryWorks.etsy.com
What started off as a rainy day project and has become a passion …..
jewelry making!

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NEW ORLEANS CEMETERY ~ Tombstone ~ Cross ~ Crucifix ~Grave ~Metairie Cemetery ~Black and white Fine Art Photograph ~ New Orleans, Louisiana

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  • Materials: Acid Free Kodak Paper, Acid Free Fuji Archival Paper, Nikon Camera, Nikon Lens, Tamron Lens, Professional color lab, Made in the USA
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