Fallen Magnolias

Alfred Eisenstaedt

"New Orleans, meanwhile, remained mostly deserted on Tuesday, with the occasional resident who ignored the evacuation order sweeping up outside. There was scant evidence of the clean-up promised by officials, with a carpeting of tree limbs, fallen magnolias and fractured crepe myrtles on the streets."

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Weegee's "Water Main Burst Uproots Madison Avenue," circa 1938

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