That’s the Day: Happy Easter

Marion James Porter. Easter Sunday, New Orleans
Marion James Porter. Easter Sunday, New Orleans, ca. 1965.
Edwin Rosskam. Easter Sunday, Chicago 1941.
Edwin Rosskam. Easter Sunday, Chicago 1941.
Henri Cartier-Bresson. Easter Sunday, Harlem, 1947.
Henri Cartier-Bresson. Easter Sunday, Harlem, 1947.
Henri Cartier-Bresson. Easter Sunday, Harlem, 1947.
Henri Cartier-Bresson. Easter Sunday, Harlem, 1947.
Weegee (Arthur Feelig). Easter Sunday, Harlem, 1943.
Weegee (Arthur Feelig). Easter Sunday, Harlem, 1943.
Russell Lee. Chicago, 1941.
Russell Lee. Chicago, 1941.

3 thoughts on “That’s the Day: Happy Easter

  1. Thank you so much for taking time to historize and populate this photograph! I’ve seen this photograph for years. I’ve always wanted to hear more from the people in the photographs that I’ve been seeing for decades now. The subjects are usually identified as pageant winners, students studying, society women, etc. I’m also happy to know that there are young people out there who recognize family photographs! I grew up looking at photographs of family that extended to the late 19th century. Photos are wonderful historical artifacts. EMM

  2. Wow….my niece saw this picture on @NOLAHistoryInPix’s Twitter page and alerted me to it. I didn’t believe her because I thought me and my family were the only ones that had a copy of this photo. When I saw it I was speechless. This is a picture of my Mom (wearing the fox stole), me, my twin sister, my brother and my baby sister (we are in the white hats). I was about five years old in this picture. The lady standing next to my Mom is Corinne Hubbard. My Mom said her friend and photographer, Mr. Marion James Porter would do the photography for various contests she ran in New Orleans during the 60’s that included Ms. Lincoln Beach and Miss Soulful Dress of which she won at the Municipal Auditorium. She said he was the first black photographer she found that took great pictures. After seeing this not only on Twitter but here on your WordPress blog, where my niece found it also, I can only thank you very much for sharing. It warms my heart to know we were a part of a great piece of New Orleans History through Mr. Porter’s photography. Amazing!

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