New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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The Lake in General


From the book Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. 1852

The Illustration: A Bit of Lake
Pontchartrain
The Artist:E. W. Kemble
Source: href="http://metalab.unc.edu/pub/docs/books/gutenberg/etext95/utomc10.txt">Project
Gutenburg




The Painting: Lugger Landing, Esplanade Avenue (Old Basin Canal) 1917
The Artist:
Robert Grafton (1876-1936)
Source: href="http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/painting/grafton.htm">Louisiana State
Museum




Title of Sculpture: Fountain of the Winds
Set in the
fountain at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport--formerly named 'Shushan Airport. Sculpted during the 1930's under the WPA program

The Artist: Enrique Alfarez
Source:
New Orleans Public
Library



The Painting: PONTCHARTRAIN, 1997
The Artist: Robert Colescott

Color sugar lift and
spit bite aquatints with aquatint, soft ground etching and drypoint
46-1/4 x 117'

Source: href="http://www.karenmccready.com/artists/colescott/">http://www.karenmccready.com/artists/colescott/










Seawall At Sunset by Kerry
Legendre
Source: href="http://www.saveourlake.org/newBoutique/posters.html">http://www.saveourlake.org/newBoutique/posters.html



Perhaps not art--this is a 1941
postcard.


I had to include it because it reminds me of my dear Father's
limerick--often told at our camp on the Lake:

A wise old bird is the Pelican
His beak can hold more than his
belly can
In his beak he can hold food for more than a week
And I
still don't know how the hell he can

Thanks Dad (Vincent Campanella--owner with my mother Meredith of
Camp-A-Nella's)