New Orleans, 1913.
“Louis Dupree, Western Union messenger #168. Has just reached fourteen years, and knows the Red Light district pretty well. Was eager to show me around town there” .
Messenger boy shown standing on street at uptown side of Rampart & Canal Streets. Across Canal Street the New Orleans Terminal train station (with large arch fascade) can be seen at Basin Street, to its left is the Krauss Department Store building. The “red light district”, known to later generations as “Storyville”, began on the next block down river just behind the Krauss building.
Photograph by Lewis Hine via Library of Congress site. Public domain.