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!

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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!