A few nice celebrity numbers images I found:
New Orleans - French Quarter: Music Legends Park - Chris Owens
Image by wallyg Chris Owens is performer, club owner and entrepreneur who bases her act out of the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. She has been a French Quarter fixture and celebrity from the start of the 1960s through the early 21st century. Though perhaps not a name of world-wide recognition, Owens is extremely well known in Louisiana. Details about Owens' past and career are sketchy at best. She was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1935 and arrived in New Orleans at the age of 19. She eventually met and married millionaire Sol Owens. They opened a nightclub on St. Louis Street in the French Quarter; it was originally intended to be a low-key sideline establishment, but business exploded. Realizing that Owens' performance numbers were a huge draw, they sold their home in 1977 and purchased the building on the corner of St. Louis and Bourbon. Soon the "Chris Owens Review" became a noted act in town. In 1979 Sol had a heart attack and died. Chris Owens took over management of the club and of the 30 apartments and 4 shops located within the building. On April 22, 2006, Chris was inducted into the New Orleans Musical Legends Park. Music Legends Park, at 311 Bourbon Street, is a pocket-sized park honoring Jazz legends. Cafe Beignet tucked in the back of the park serves up breakfast all day long, plus Cajun specialties and deli sandwiches. Vieux CarrÃ© Historic District National Register #66000377 (1966)
Image from page 84 of "Illustrated Boston : the metropolis of New England containing also reviews of its principal environs" (1889)
Image by Internet Archive Book Images Identifier: illustratedbosto00unse Title: Illustrated Boston : the metropolis of New England containing also reviews of its principal environs Year: 1889 (1880s) Authors: Subjects: Publisher: New York : American Publishing and Engraving Co. Contributing Library: Boston Public Library Digitizing Sponsor: Boston Public Library View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: ty-five years,m and in all that time he has given his attention to furnishingfresh meats to the citizens. He Is one of tbe oldest dealers InLakeman Market, where he has been since 1868, aud become widelyknown, and established a first class, substantial wholesale and retailtrade. The stall lie occupies is numbered 8 to 10, aud being large andcommodious, off oris every opportunity for making a line display ofthecboicest beef, pork, aud mutton, which he receives fresh daily, andsupplies to the trade and his customers at the lowest prices. He isan energetic business man, and can always be depended ou, and keepsonly the very best and choicest meats to be found In the market.He was born in Charlestown, and has always been closely identifiedwith the affairs of the city, and to well known and popular as a mar-ket man. About ten years ago Mr. Melvin discovered the valuablemedicinal preparation known as the marketmans remedy for rheu-matism and dyspepsia, which he prepares and has placed before Text Appearing After Image: the public, and which has attained a celebrity throughout the Unionas a certain speedy cure for dyspepsia, rheumatism, liver, kidney,and rheumatic diseases. This compound is purely vegetable, withno poisonous mineral ingredients of any kind, the spirits used to itspreparation being only sufficient to preserve the medicine in anyclimate. It will purify and quicken the action, and remove any un-natural acrid or acid humor of the blood, relieving pain and prevent-ing all irregularities of the system. Never before has there existeda remedy as unfailingly successful as this botanic curative. It isinvaluable to all diseases of tbe stomach, liver, kidneys, spleen, pan-creas, heart, brain and lungs; and it removes like magic soreness,stiffness, and Inflammation of the muscles and rheumatic affections,one bottle producing a cure to the most obstinate cases. This cele-brated botanic curative has been used by all classes of people, andthat it will do all that to claimed for it to substantiated b Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.
Image from page 48 of "On blue water" (1897)
Image by Internet Archive Book Images Identifier: onbluewater00deam Title: On blue water Year: 1897 (1890s) Authors: De Amicis, Edmondo, 1846-1908 Brown, Jacob B Subjects: Publisher: New York London : G.P. Putnam's Sons Contributing Library: The Library of Congress Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: ole year among anumber four times as great. I was not, however, tohope in the first few days for any proper conceptionof it all. I must wait, he said, until things were alittle settled and arranged, until attachments andsympathies had been formed, until jealousies andquairels had arisen. I must allow time for originalminds to acquire their little celebrity, and tlie lead-ing spirits to get their followers around them; thebelles must have the chance to become known,the gossips of both sexes the opportunity to observeand exchange ideas, and then I should see that lifeon board would take the character and movement ofa huge village where all the inhabitants, idle from â¢fftal^ on JBoar^ Ship. 31 necessity, were passing tlie day in the stieet and eat-ing all together in the o[)en square. Imagine if youplease,^ he continued, what sort of a daily chionicleall this can yield. And as he said this the com-missary shook his head with a slight smile whichgave token at once of the queer scenes at Text Appearing After Image: which it was his duty to be present and the treas-ures of patience he would be forced to draw upon. 32 Qn Blue Mater, On the table was a perfect mountain of passports,an abstiact of which he showed me. The Galileowas carrying sixteen hundred third-class passengers,four hundred of whom were women and children.This, of course, did not include the ships company,whicli must have numbered nearly two hundred per-sons. Every place was occupied. The greater partof the emigrants, as is generally the case, came fromnorthern Italy, and eight out of ten were from thecountry. Many Valusines, Friulans, and farmersfrom lower Lombardy and upper Valtellina ; peasantsfrom Alba and Alessandria who were going to theAigentine for the harvest; only expecting to put bythree hundred lire in three months, the journey beingforty days. Many came from Val di Sesia, luany al-so from those lovely regions which crown our lakes,â"so lovely that it seems strange how anyone couldthink of leaving themâ"weavers from C Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.