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Joseph H. Epstein, Jr., collection of New Orleans commercial real estate photographs, circa 1930 - 1965

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Margaret Epstein has donated the photograph collection of her late husband, Joseph H. Epstein, Jr., to the Louisiana Research Collection. It comprises roughly 600 photographs (about 1 linear foot) spanning the 1930s through the early 1960s. Mr. Epstein saved the photographs from being discarded while working as a commercial realtor for Latter and Blum Inc. All but two of the photos are from the East Bank of New Orleans and almost all are exterior scenes recording street life. Some include lot descriptions, price, or rental income. The great majority were taken by Charles L. Franck. Click to enlarge the photos.





A New Orleans native, Joseph Hugo Epstein, Jr., (1932 – 2018) attended Isidore Newman School and graduated from the University of Michigan with honors in journalism. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. PCE 904 and was its Commanding Officer at the time of decommissioning. After his military service, he returned to New Orleans and joined his father at Fitzgerald Advertisi…