Cabildo on Jackson Square, New Orleans Photos

The Cabildo now houses the Louisiana State Museum collection of objects & paintings related to the history of New Orleans and Louisiana. The Cabildo was built in 1788 & rebuilt 1795-99 after plans by Gilberto Guillemard. The Cabildo was the Spanish territorial courthouse, was site of Louisiana Purchase Transfer (1803) & served as the first American territorial capitol building (1803-12).

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Overview of Jackson Square with Cabildo, St. Louis Cathedral, Presbytère & Andrew Jackson statue. New Orleans, LA.Cabildo now houses Louisiana State Museum was site of Louisiana Purchase Transfer. New Orleans, LA.Facade & cupola of Cabildo on Jackson Square. New Orleans, LA.Enclosed balcony over front of Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Overview of Jackson Square with Cabildo, St. Louis Cathedral, Presbytère & Andrew Jackson statue. New Orleans, LA.Cabildo (1788 rebuilt 1795-99) now houses Louisiana State Museum was site of Louisiana Purchase Transfer (1803). New Orleans, LA. Architect: Gilberto Guillemard. On National Register.Facade & cupola of Cabildo on Jackson Square. New Orleans, LA.Enclosed balcony over front of Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Iberville Stone from Fort Maurepas, first permanent settlement in the Mississippi Valley, at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Sieur de Bienville, Father of Louisiana, painted by Rudolph Bohunek, at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Tilt top table with scenes of bursting of "Mississippi Bubble" at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Symbolic detail of wolf devouring lamb of stock fiasco on "Mississippi Bubble" table at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Iberville Stone (1699) from Fort Maurepas, first permanent settlement in the Mississippi Valley, at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Sieur de Bienville, Father of Louisiana, painted (1907) by Rudolph Bohunek, at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Tilt top table (c1720) with scenes of bursting of "Mississippi Bubble" at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Symbolic detail of wolf devouring lamb of stock fiasco on "Mississippi Bubble" table at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Detail of Louisiana problems painted on "Mississippi Bubble" table at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Detail of Dutch investors losing investment on "Mississippi Bubble" table at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Detail of torture wheel on "Mississippi Bubble" table at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Detail of men with documents on "Mississippi Bubble" table at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Detail of Louisiana problems painted on "Mississippi Bubble" table at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Detail of Dutch investors losing investment on "Mississippi Bubble" table at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Detail of torture wheel on "Mississippi Bubble" table at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Detail of men with documents on "Mississippi Bubble" table at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Choctaw Indian elbow basket at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Stoneware food storage jar at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.French pottery oil jug at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Bronze death mask of Napoleon by Dr. Francesco Antommarchi at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Choctaw Indian elbow basket (20th C) at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Stoneware food storage jar (c1750) at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.French pottery oil jug (c1750) at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Bronze death mask of Napoleon (c1821) by Dr. Francesco Antommarchi at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Bronze death mask of Napoleon by Dr. Francesco Antommarchi at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Miniature portrait of Emperor Napoleon at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.St. Helena Service Medal presented by Napoleon III to soldiers of Napoleon I at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Snuff box with symbol of Napoleon at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Bronze death mask of Napoleon (c1821) by Dr. Francesco Antommarchi at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Miniature portrait of Emperor Napoleon (early 19th C) at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.St. Helena Service Medal (1857) presented by Napoleon III to soldiers of Napoleon I at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Snuff box (19th C) with symbol of Napoleon at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Napoleon Crossing the Alps painting by school of Jacques-Louis David at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Print of Napoleon at Battle of Waterloo by Pellerin & Co. at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Print of Napoleon saying farewell at Fontainebleau before departure into exile on Elba by Pellerin & Co. at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Portrait of Marianne Celeste Dragon by school of Salazar, artist of Louisiana's Spanish Colonial period at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Napoleon Crossing the Alps painting (c1800) by school of Jacques-Louis David at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Print of Napoleon at Battle of Waterloo (19th C) by Pellerin & Co. at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Print of Napoleon saying farewell at Fontainebleau before departure into exile on Elba (19th C) by Pellerin & Co. at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Portrait of Marianne Celeste Dragon (c1796) by school of Salazar, artist of Louisiana's Spanish Colonial period at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Portrait of Jean Michel Fortier III by Julien Hudson, a free black artist, at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Portrait of Marie Celina Piqueri Wiltz by Luigi Marie Sotta at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Membership badge of National Association of Mexican War Veterans at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Louisiana Medal of Honor commemorates Zachary Taylor's Mexican victories at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Portrait of Jean Michel Fortier III (1839) by Julien Hudson, a free black artist, at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Portrait of Marie Celina Piqueri Wiltz (1841) by Luigi Marie Sotta at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Membership badge of National Association of Mexican War Veterans (c1848) at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Louisiana Medal of Honor (1848) commemorates Zachary Taylor's Mexican victories at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Portrait of Zachary Taylor painted by William Garl Brown while Taylor on campaign in Mexico at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Portrait bust of Zachary Taylor by Roman Bronze Works at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Apothecary shop sign at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Hoisting of American Colors over Louisiana in 1803 painted by Thure de Thulstrup at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Portrait of Zachary Taylor (1847) painted by William Garl Brown while Taylor on campaign in Mexico at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Portrait bust of Zachary Taylor by Roman Bronze Works at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Apothecary shop sign (c1860) at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Hoisting of American Colors over Louisiana in 1803 painted (1904) by Thure de Thulstrup at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Cotton apron souvenir of Louisiana World Exposition at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Detail of cotton is King souvenir date April 30, 1885 at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Detailed print of buildings of Louisiana World Exposition at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Map of Louisiana Purchase Territory on souvenir of Louisiana World Exposition at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Cotton apron souvenir of Louisiana World Exposition (Dec. 16, 1864 - May 31, 1885) at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Detail of cotton is King souvenir date April 30, 1885 at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Detailed print of buildings of Louisiana World Exposition at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Map of Louisiana Purchase Territory on souvenir of Louisiana World Exposition at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Battle of New Orleans in 1815 painted by Eugene Louis Lami at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Detail of death of British General Pakenham at Battle of New Orleans in 1815 on Lami painting at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Detail of American lines at Battle of New Orleans in 1815 on Lami painting at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Print of death of British General Pakenham at Battle of New Orleans by Joseph Yeager at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Battle of New Orleans in 1815 painted (1839) by Eugene Louis Lami at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Detail of death of British General Pakenham at Battle of New Orleans in 1815 on Lami painting at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Detail of American lines at Battle of New Orleans in 1815 on Lami painting at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Print of death of British General Pakenham at Battle of New Orleans (c1815) by Joseph Yeager at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Battle of New Orleans print by John Andrews at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Portrait of Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard by Thomas Cantwell Healy at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Carpetbag likely used by Northerner coming South after Civil War at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Battle of New Orleans print (1856) by John Andrews at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Portrait of Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (1861) by Thomas Cantwell Healy at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Carpetbag (c1860-65) likely used by Northerner coming South after Civil War at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.

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