Charting the Gulf: Tri-Centennial Connections at the Latin American Library

An online exhibit to complement the physical exhibit currently on display through 2018 on the 4th floor of Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University.  

As the city of New Orleans celebrates the 300th anniversary of its founding, it also commemorates a three centuries long relationship with its neighbors in the Circum-Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.  The Latin American Library celebrates this history with Charting the Gulf:  Tricentennial Connections.  In this online exhibit, we display images of maps, photographs, print ephemera, and manuscripts that document three historic moments in the evolving relationship between New Orleans and its Southern neighbors:  

  • Early European Cartography of the Gulf, 16th-18th centuries;

  • Trade and Travel Across the Gulf, 19th - 20th centuries;

  • Tulane University's John Geddings Gray Memorial Archaeological Expedition to Middle America in 1928.

Credits

Curated by Christine Hernández, Curator of Special Collections at the Latin American Library