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From the Queen City to the Crescent City: Cincinnati Furniture in New Orleans and the Mississippi Valley, 1825–1900

On Wednesday, February 1, Andrew Richmond, President/CEO, Wipiak Consulting and Appraisals in Ohio, will explore the distribution of Cincinnati furniture to New Orleans and the Mississippi Valley from 1825 to 1900.

“From the Queen City to the Crescent City: Cincinnati Furniture in New Orleans and the Mississippi Valley, 1825–1900”
a lecture by Andrew Richmond, President/CEO, Wipiak Consulting and Appraisals
presented in conjunction with the exhibition Goods of Every Description: Shopping in New Orleans, 1825–1925
Wednesday, February 1 • 6 p.m.
533 Royal Street
Admission is free, but reservations are suggested. Email wrc@hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662 to make reservations.

The advent of steam travel allowed the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to become the backbone of the growing United States. Furniture makers in the still-young city of Cincinnati recognized the potential of river trade and began exporting nearly half of their product by 1830. At mid-century, Cincinnati makers were opening up showrooms in cities as far downriver as New Orleans, where some of this Ohio furniture still resides.

This lecture is hosted in conjunction with THNOC’s exhibition Goods of Every Description: Shopping in New Orleans, 1825–1925, which invites visitors to peer into 19th- and early 20th-century shopwindows and see the variety of goods available in the cosmopolitan Crescent City. The exhibition will be open 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the program.

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