Blue Book Gallery | Storyville: New Orleans, Sadie Reed. Of the infamous brothel owned by Lulu White

Pearl de Vere arrived in Cripple Creek, Colorado from Denver during the Silver Panic of 1893. Pictured is one of her working girls


Princess Elizabeth’s, later Queen Elizabeth I, letter to her sister Queen Mary I. Written just before she was taken to the Tower.

New Orleans police mugshots of Lulu White, famous Storyville Madame, entertainer, and entrepreneur, 1920.

Blue Book Gallery | Storyville: New Orleans, musician storyville nola


A visit to Storyville, New Orleans' most famous red light district Storyville opened as part of a reform effort to regulate vice in New Orleans in 1897. LSU history professor and Storyville expert Alecia P. Long explains how it all came about in this video. (Click through for the video)

Opium den, the fact is they were getting opium, morphene and weed in their medicines from the doctors...


In an attempt to control the rampant prostitution in New Orleans in the early 1900′s, the City Council legalized prostitution in 1898 in a 38-block area of the French Corner. Dubbed, “Storyville,” after the council member who proposed the idea; the area remained a red light district until 1917. Photographer E.J. Bellocq, secretly documented the prostitutes in Storyville and later published them in a book "E.J. Bellocq Storyville Portraits".

Uninhibited: After they were discovered in the late Sixties, the Storyville images were first shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York ...

Storyville working woman

Victorian prostitute

Laudanum was a wildly popular drug during the Victorian era. It was an opium-based painkiller prescribed for everything from headaches to tuberculosis


Homely women