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13382000The French Market in New OrleansOriginally built in 1784, the French Market – famous for its meat and fish stalls – was destroyed by a hurricane in 1812 and rebuilt in 1815. Lesueur regularly visited the French Market when he was in New Orleans, always looking for new species of fish and turtles.The French Market in New OrleansOriginally built in 1784, the French Market – famous for its meat and fish stalls – was...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/44087detour_0.jpg?itok=KgtWr29bMuséum du Havre
13902000The Butcher's Hall at the French MarketOriginally built in 1784, the French Market – famous for its meat and fish stalls – was destroyed by a hurricane in 1812 and rebuilt in 1815. Lesueur regularly visited the French Market when he was in New Orleans, always looking for new species of fish and turtles. The Butcher's Hall at the French Market, New Orleans (Louisiana), C.-A. Lesueur, between 1816 and 1840The Butcher's Hall at the French...Originally built in 1784, the French Market – famous for its meat and fish stalls – was...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/44089detour.jpg?itok=g_Akw-nuMuséum du Havre
13052000View of New Orleans The mortuary chapel of Saint Anthony - in the background - was built in 1826-27 by Gurlie and Guillot, in an effort to reduce the spread of diseases through burial practices. View of New Orleans (Louisiana), C.-A. Lesueur, July 7th 1828View of New Orleans The mortuary chapel of Saint Anthony - in the background - was built in 1826-27 by Gurlie and...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/44070detour.jpg?itok=TJbLV-IGMuséum du Havre
13312000Lake Pontchartrain, the lighthouse, and the Bayou Saint John entrance, near New Orleans (Louisiana), C.-A. Lesueur, May 15th 1830We can see the lighthouse, and the Bayou Saint John entrance. Lake Pontchartrain, the lighthouse, and the Bayou Saint John entrance, near New Orleans (Louisiana), C.-A. Lesueur, May 15th 1830Lake Pontchartrain, the...We can see the lighthouse, and the Bayou Saint John entrance. Lake Pontchartrain, the lighthouse,...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/44072-1detour.jpg?itok=-dZw_P3YMuséum du Havre
12912000Jetty on Lake PontchartrainJetty on Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans (Louisiana), C.-A. Lesueur, between 1816 and 1840Jetty on Lake PontchartrainJetty on Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans (Louisiana), C.-A. Lesueur, between 1816 and 1840Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/44086rdetour.jpg?itok=5kBiTix-Muséum du Havre
11732000Mariner's ChurchBuilt in 1827 in Saint Mary's district, this church was destroyed in 1840. Mariner's Church, New Orleans (Louisiana), C.-A. Lesueur, between 1816 and 1840 Mariner's ChurchBuilt in 1827 in Saint Mary's district, this church was destroyed in 1840. Mariner's Church, New...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/44091detour_recadre.jpg?itok=a6bQIcShMuséum du Havre
13832000Mr Guillemin's house, near New OrleansFrançois Guillemin was the French Consul in New Orleans between November 1825 and August 1838. Mr Guillemin's house, near New Orleans (Louisiana), C.-A. Lesueur, between 1816 and 1840Mr Guillemin's house, near New...François Guillemin was the French Consul in New Orleans between November 1825 and August 1838. Mr...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/44093detour.jpg?itok=knFHA0kPMuséum du Havre
13402000Pylodictis olivarisPylodictis olivaris (Rafinesque, 1818), drawn in New Orleans (Louisiana), C.-A. Lesueur, between 1816 and 1840 As soon as he reached the United States, Lesueur began to write an « Ichthyological report of America » : he wished to identify and describe all shallow water fish in the United States. He was not able to see this project through, but during the 21 years he spent in America, he wrote several articles on the subject.Pylodictis olivarisPylodictis olivaris (Rafinesque, 1818), drawn in New Orleans (Louisiana), C.-A. Lesueur, between...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/76061detour.jpg?itok=s_AcssDFMuséum du Havre
13212000Trachemys scripta turtle This turtle originally comes from Mexico. Trachemys scripta turtle (Schoepff, 1792), drawn in New Orleans (Louisiana), C.-A. Lesueur, April 1834 Trachemys scripta turtle This turtle originally comes from Mexico. Trachemys scripta turtle (Schoepff, 1792), drawn in New...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/78006detour.jpg?itok=axpn1gdSMuséum du Havre
13602000Deirochelys reticularia turtleDeirochelys reticularia turtle (Latreille, 1801), drawn in New Orleans (Louisiana), C.-A. Lesueur, April 15th 1834 This picture shows the full turtle on one side, the dorsal and ventral sides of the turtle on the other, as well as detailed illustrations of the legs, head, and shells. (…) « I went for a stroll along a small river known as the Fox River (…) in order to collect beautiful Unios specimens. At the end of the day, as we were on our way back, my companion and I discovered two Trionyx spiniferus specimens resting on the river banks. (…) My companion, who was walking in front of me, hid behind a bush and shot one of the two. In order not to mutilate it, he aimed at its neck and hit it at the exact moment the turtle raised its head and was about to escape. The bullet severed the right jugular vein of the turtle. (…). Since the animal had its head raised when it got hit, the bullet injured its jaw but the cervical verterbrae were not damaged. (...) » Charles-Alexandre Lesueur, Fox River, July 1832 (Manuscript n°78061, p. 3)Deirochelys reticularia turtleDeirochelys reticularia turtle (Latreille, 1801), drawn in New Orleans (Louisiana), C.-A. Lesueur,...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/78038detour.jpg?itok=7hx0Y0_3Muséum du Havre
13362000Moxostoma macrolepidotum fish As soon as he reached the United States, Lesueur began to write an « Ichthyological report of America » : he wished to identify and describe all shallow water fish in the United States. He was not able to see this project through, but during the 21 years he spent in America, he wrote several articles on the subject. Moxostoma macrolepidotum fish (Lesueur, 1817), drawn in Pittsburgh, on the Ohio River, C.-A. Lesueur, December 3rd 1825Moxostoma macrolepidotum fish As soon as he reached the United States, Lesueur began to write an « Ichthyological report of...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/76049_detour_0.jpg?itok=uypKsGOZMuséum du Havre

New Orleans

Lesueur regularly travelled down the Mississippi to New Orleans in order to sign his life certificate at the French Consulate and gather his pension as a correspondent of the Museum of Paris. From New Orleans,he also sent boxes full of specimens (mostly preparations of animals) to the Museum of Paris.

During his stays in New Orleans, he usually met Joseph Barabino, a naturalist and pharmacist whose laboratory was well-known to natural history enthusiasts.

 

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