My friend, Lewis Watts, Professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz sent these great black and white photos of a jazz funeral at the Charbonnet Funeral Home and they begged to be shared ... .
... found myself wishing that he'd been along on this pilgrimage. My photos are still in my camera, waiting for me to find the installation disc to free them from lock-up. I've acquired a new computer recently, and the software isn't able to make them accessible, so I've been scavenging whatever others have sent until Olympus or those Mac geniuses answer my calls for help!
Lew was reading my blog and it reminded him of the unforgettable experience of his first jazz funeral, so he sent his images along. Hope he doesn't mind my sharing them. They'll be included in his soon-to-be-published photo book on New Orleans life.