1930 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A PROMINENT NEW ORLEANS CITIZEN, CIVIL ENGINEER AND ALL AROUND MAN ABOUT TOWN WHO HELPS PUSH THE CITY TOWARDS IT'S GREAT FUTURE

By: MARCEL THEODORE DUCROS

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On offer is a super, original 1930 manuscript diary handwritten by New Orleans native Marcel Theodore Ducros a 52 year old city employee of the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board and businessman. Born in New Orleans September 30, 1878 Marcel would become a formidable citizen in helping usher New Orleans into the Modern Age as he travelled the area extensively and helped build some of the major canals in the state. A Depression era diary we note that Marcel lived the life; an active Shriner, football enthusiast, weekends primping his Nash, playing with the kids and much dining whether with friends or out enjoying New Orleans. He writes January 01, 1930 through December 31, 1930 he does a super job writing daily, noting the weather conditions, his wife Ms. Kitty (Catherine), whether it was the new green dress she bought for $6.00 or the $2.00 she lost at the race track, playing cards or listening to Amos and Andy on the radio. He talks about local elections, LSU vs Tulane, dinner at Arnauds, Carnival Season, and eating crawfish, oysters, and crabs. He traveled the streets of downtown New Orleans, Bucktown, Algiers, Westwego, and Hammond where he oversaw many canal projects. The largish 8 x 7 inch book has seen better days; the spine cap and back cover is missing, the front cover is detaching though the pages are still bound with the exception of the last few pages entitled "Cash Accounts". Some foxing on the first pages and occasional spots and stains. He writes in a lovely hand but some entries were done in light green ink that has faded, but is legible with good lighting. Overall Fair+.

Title: 1930 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A PROMINENT NEW ORLEANS CITIZEN, CIVIL ENGINEER AND ALL AROUND MAN ABOUT TOWN WHO HELPS PUSH THE CITY TOWARDS IT'S GREAT FUTURE

Author Name: MARCEL THEODORE DUCROS

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript, 20th Century Diary,

Publisher: NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA LA, 1930

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 0002313

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