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These 12 Rare Photos Show New Orleans’ Shipping History Like Never Before

New Orleans has a long and complex history with the shipping industry and these photos reveal this in a really unique way. These photos capture what this port city looked and felt like in the late 30s and 40s as New Orleans became a big player in the Naval industry, that was expanding leading up to America’s entrance into WWII. You’ll be fascinated by these pics!

Aren’t those photos amazing? What did they make you think about that time? Let us know in the comments below. We love to hear your comments and feedback!

Kezia Kamenetz
Kezia Kamenetz is a native to southern Louisiana and lives in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans currently. When not writing about all the amazing things to be found in her state, her central passion is dreams and the wisdom they can offer, which you can learn more about by visiting