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Krauss - The New Orleans Value Store is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com. Here's the back cover text:

For almost one hundred years, generations of New Orleans shoppers flocked to Krauss. The Canal Street store was hailed for its vast merchandise selection and quality customer service. In its early days, it sold lace and fabric to the ladies of the notorious red-light district of Storyville. The store’s renowned lunch counter, Eddie’s at Krauss, served Eddie Baquet’s ...authentic New Orleans cuisine to customers and celebrities such as Julia Child. Although the beloved store finally closed its doors in 1997, Krauss is still fondly remembered as a retail haven. With vintage photographs, interviews with store insiders and a wealth of research, historian Edward J. Branley brings the story of New Orleans’ Creole department store back to life.

The book will be in stores and other locations starting September 25. If you're an Amazon customer, you can pre-order now:

https://www.amazon.com/Krauss-Orleans-Value-S…/…/ref=sr_1_1…

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For almost one hundred years, generations of New Orleans shoppers flocked to Krauss. The Canal Street store was hailed for its vast merchandise selection and quality customer service. In its early days, it sold lace and fabric to the ladies of the notorious red-light district of Storyville. The s...
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Was going to be at Blue Cypress Books to sign books at Po-Boy Fest. We'll be doing that on 12-Nov now!

Oak Street Po-Boy Festival

**Due to the significant chance of inclement weather, the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival is being rescheduled to Sunday Nov 12th. All of the same great poboys and bands, just a different day! Come join us on Nov 12th**

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some really good streetcar photos here...

Check out this gallery of 100 years of New Orleans streetcars, all from the photo archives of The Times-Picayune.
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Thanks to everyone who came out last night to Octavia Books to talk Krauss! We had a great chat, and Tom Lowenburg is a great host. I picked up a couple of books (shop local!) and it was wonderful to see folks asking me to inscribe the books they bought for parents who shopped at Krauss.
Now that I've got my RAV4 out of the shop, I'll always have books with me as I'm around town, so if you want a signed copy, you can always hunt me down. OR, you can pass by Octavia and get on...e--I signed the stock.
NEXT UP:
21-October at the 1850 House Museum Store, 2pm-4pm
22-October at Oak Street Po-Boy Festival, at Blue Cypress Books, 10am-12pm.
31-October - Jefferson Parish Library on W. Napoleon in #themetrys
4-November - Barnes and Noble on the West Bank!

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TONIGHT! Come up to Octavia Books and we'll talk Krauss, Storyville, Treme, and a bit of Jewish history, 6pm.

Join us when Edward J. Branley presents and signs his new book pictorial history book, KRAUSS: The New Orleans Value Store. For almost one hundred...
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Come reminisce tomorrow evening about Krauss! And buy local, even if you're ordering online...

Edward Branley - KRAUSS: The New Orleans Value Store | Octavia Books | New Orleans, Louisiana - Independent Bookstore http://www.octaviabooks.com/…/edward-branley-krauss-new-orl…

Join us when Edward J. Branley presents and signs his new book pictoral history book, KRAUSS: The New Orleans Value Store. For almost one hundred...
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JS Makkos is crushing it, talking newspapers at Centennial of Sin

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The Fair Grounds: multipurpose for a century! https://twitter.com/jameskarst/status/915614696497180675

“.@fairgroundsnola in October 1917, the dirt track auto racing championship (Barney Oldfield vs. Louis Chevrolet) and an air show.”
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just submitted a proposal to present a paper at next year's Louisiana Historical Association annual meeting. Title is, "From Touro to Mercier, the Evolution of Department Stores on Canal Street"
If anyone else has a group they'd like to have me speak/present to, let me know.

Nonprofit behind painted utility boxes to auction off 'mini-boxes' for benefit gala - Gentilly Messenger http://gentillymessenger.com/nonprofit-behind-painted-util…/

The decorated utility boxes seen around New Orleans are part of The Metro New Orleans Street Gallery, a project by nonprofit Community Visions...
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What's left of a sign at Lincoln Beach (Blakely Darsam photo)

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tnis month's story for supoorters is titled "Familiar"
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“Congrats to @WWIImuseum for being ranked #2 museum in the world by @TripAdvisor #NOLAProud https://t.co/ALSWViSlEq
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Krauss: The New Orleans Value Store to Krauss Book talk at Royal Brewery
September 11

Here's a breakdown of how Krauss evolved from 1903 until it took over two full blocks by 1952! I hope y'all can come out on Saturday to talk about the book!

Check out the first chapter of my forthcoming book: Krauss - The New Orleans Value Store http://www.bayoubrief.com/…/edward-j-branley-on-gumbos-pla…/

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Strahan's book, "Managing Ignatius" is a must-read to understand the French Quarter.

Part of a New Orleans tricentennial series on the people and events that connect and inspire us.
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