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This ink and water color image from 1831, which is part of the Historic New Orleans Collection, depicts a slave auction. The iron ball and chain were "worn by the slave Peggy," a slave who lived 40 miles upriver from New Orleans and was accused of…

This is another view of the Madame John's Legacy slave quarters. Notice the close proximity of the quarters to the main house.

The slave quarters on the other side of the rear courtyard from Madame John's Legacy are now the Louisiana State Museum offices.

Madame John's Legacy is a great example of Louisiana-Creole 18th c. residential architecture, and is one of the oldest remaining houses in the French Quarter. It is run by the Louisiana State Museum and was declared a National Historic Landmark in…

This placard marks the spot where Homer Plessy was arrested on June 7, 1892, for boarding a train designated for whites only. This event sparked the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case over the legalization of segregation.

This is another example of the cheval-de-frise in the French Quarter.

Although it is unclear when this cheval-de-frise was installed, it is still quite shocking to see while walking around the French Quarter. There is a tradition in New Orleans to line residential fences and walls with some kind of barricade (like…

These were the slave quarters for the Beauregard-Heyes House. The focus of the tour was not on LeCarpenier, and little to nothing was mentioned of slavery at all.

The Beauregard-Keyes House was built in 1826, for the New Orleans slave auctioneer, Joseph LeCarpentier, who lived here until 1835. He was responsible for the infamous Haydel slave auction, on March 24, 1840, in which 62 slaves from Habitation…

These Creole Cottages in the French Quarter are fine examples of some of the vernacular architecture found here.
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