Here is a beautiful photograph of old New Orleans. This is a milk delivery truck in the French Quarter and it is on Iberville Street. You can see the number of the the building behind it, 719.
Old New Orleans: Fresh Milk and an Old Restaurant
See the cobblestone street, imagine the racket the truck must have made coming down. It would seem that all the rocking back and forth would’ve curdled the cream on top to that milk but I guess they had all of that figured out back then. Heck, maybe that’s how they made their butter! Or ‘buttah’ as we say here.
Where my mom grew up, where today is between the Carrollton Area and the Interstate 10, there were dairy farms. So New Orleans had no paucity of milk or cream or buttah.
The La Louisiane Restaurant in the photo was also a hotel and saw the likes of FDR, William McKinley, William Randolph Hearst and Harry Houdini among many others. The building was built in 1837 and today it still houses the La Louisiane as a bar and catering venue.
Pretty cool that in finding this photo and researching the building behind the cart I discover an establishment I was not aware of.
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