This first photo shows a float lined up waiting to start the parade. From the angle of the photo, they were parked along Elysian Fields, next to the Old City Cemetery. https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A544 This next photo shows the same float, now on DeSiard Street between the Palace and the Style Shop. Notice the banner over the … Continue reading Christmas Fiesta Parade Float – 1939
This is just beautifully described! The descendants of the wedding party still live in Monroe and are members of Temple B'Nai today! The American Israelite (Cincinnati, OH) April 27, 1888, Page P3 MONROE, LA. It is seldom in the history of Monroe that events affecting the interest of Israelitish circles are of sufficient importance to … Continue reading A Description of a Monroe Wedding in 1888
On May 11, 1965, the Stella Street interchange on I-20 was dedicated. We have a rare program from that day in our collection. You can view it here: https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A82 . this was the last part of I-20 to be opened in northeast Louisiana.
Have you ever wondered what Selman Field Army Navigation School looked like? We have a scrapbook full of photos that have been digitized and you can see them here: https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/search/Selman%20Field?type=dismax&ns%5B0%5D=oplib-%2A&islandora_solr_search_navigation=0&f%5B0%5D=mods_subject_topic_ms%3A%22Military%5C%20bases%22
https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A109 This little booklet was published by the Paramont Theater back in 1936. It was published by theaters all over the country, and included photos of the biggest silver screen stars of the day, along with various recipes. What is particularly interesting are the ads on the front and back covers for local businesses!
This little rare gem from the library's collection shows what courses you could take at the brand new college that had just opened! https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A110 ULM now offers hundreds of classes and dozens of degrees. What a difference 90 years makes!
The Monroe News-Star, December 16, 1911. GREEK-AMERICAN CONFECTIONERY. One of the well known, old established, and well patronized confectionery establishments in the city is the Greek-American Confectionery which is located at 236 DeSiard street. This is one of the best places in the city to come for home-made candies, etc. A full line of chocolates … Continue reading The Greek-American Confectionery Company – 1911
Who would have thought that two photos of downtown Monroe in the summer of 1972, could be found in the collection of a New York art museum? The Metropolitan Museum of Art no less! Today, on the 151st anniversary of their opening, I thought I would share a Monroe item found in their collection! The … Continue reading Downtown Monroe, 1972
The News-Star, March 14, 1991, Page 7A Allow me to be a little maudlin today. One of the biggest hair bands during my high school and college years was Poison. I was a hair band fan, thanks to my boyfriend at the time being a metal head. Back in early 1991 I was finishing up … Continue reading My First Concert at the Monroe Civic Center
Ignore the first hit in this search list. This shows the seven postcards we have in our collection that show the Civic Center just after it was built in the late 60's. There is even one showing the fountain in all it's glory! https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/search/mods_subject_topic_ms%3A%22Civic%5C%20centers%22