The Historic New Orleans Collection presents “Alternative Imprints: Jon Webb, Gypsy Lou, and the Hand-Sewn World of the Loujon Press”

The Historic New Orleans collection recently unveiled a new exhibition, “Alternative Imprints: Jon Webb, Gypsy Lou, and the Hand-Sewn World of the Loujon Press,” dedicated to the life and work of the progenitors of the esteemed 1960s New Orleans publishing…

An Agrarian Romance: Charles Martin’s PERIQUE

By Cate Czarnecki The historical background of perique—a tobacco varietal considered by many to be the strongest and most flavorful in the world—makes it one of the state’s more interesting, if lesser known, agricultural stories. Originally cultivated by an Acadian…

K-Doe Photos from the K-Doe Bio

Here at Room 220, we’re still stuck in a state of awe over Ben Sandmel’s fantastic biography of Ernie K-Doe, published recently by the Historic New Orleans Collection. We’ve recently posted a whole slew of archival photos of the book…

The Bio of K-Doe: A Secret New Orleans History (reviewed)

The Historic New Orleans Collection recently published an outstanding biography of Ernie K-Doe, legendary New Orleans musician, by author and historian Ben Sandmel. Sandmel will discuss the decade-long project at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, at Maple Street Books’…

FOOL SHUT YOUR MOUTH UP: Ernie K-Doe book launch this Wednesday!!!

The Historic New Orleans Collection will celebrate the launch of Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans by Ben Sandmel this Wednesday, April 11, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the HNOC HQ, 533 Royal Street. Sandmel will sit…

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