Robert E. Lee Monument, New Orleans

Robert E. Lee Monument, New Orleans, about 1906. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Detroit Publishing Company Collection.


The same monument in 2009:


In a bit of a departure from my usual northeast locations, I came across the c.1906 photo of the same statue that I photographed in 2009 while in New Orleans.  The subject, given that it’s the south, is Robert E. Lee, and the statue has been there since 1884.

1 thought on “Robert E. Lee Monument, New Orleans”

  1. The monument was removed, along with two other monuments, by the New Orleans mayor, who thought Confederate monuments were offensive to the citizens & visitors. Political correctness at its worst.


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