9th Ward Daily Photo via rl reeves jr

A first.

9th Ward Daily Photo is a project from the lens of RL Reeves Jr, and this marks the first time the image did not come from RL’s camera.

This is an illustration from an advertisement for the grand opening of the Delta Theatre. On January 25th, 1946 our neighborhood in the 9th Ward hosted the grand opening of a 1000 seat, single screen movie house called the Delta Theatre. The Delta would have a nearly 20 year run before closing.

The address of the theater was 3319 Florida Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70126.

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