Item Description
Slate Tile Painting of French Quarter Vieux Carre
in New Orleans
 
Hand painted by artist Ken in 1984
 
7 x 5.5 inches
 
According to the notation on the back of this tile
 
After the disastrous fire of 1795 slate roofing tile imported from Pennsylvania and transported down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers was used as roofing material in New Orleans.
 
Each one was individually shaped. This one came from an old building on Chartres Street dating back to the 1800s. It was originally owned by a famous merchant named Bosch.
 
Comes with drilled holes and rawhide hanger
In as new condition
 
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