South Seas Restaurant, Veterans Highway, New Orleans, Louisiana (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1982

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Margolies, John,, photographer.

South Seas Restaurant, Veterans Highway, New Orleans, Louisiana

1982.

1 photograph : color transparency ; 35 mm (slide format).

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Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer.
Margolies categories: Chinese restaurants; Eating & drinking establishments.
Purchase; John Margolies 2008 (DLC/PP-2008:109-2).
Credit line: John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive (1972-2008), Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
Please use digital image: original slide is kept in cold storage for preservation.
Forms part of: John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive (1972-2008).

Subjects:
Restaurants--1980-1990.
Chinese restaurants--1980-1990.
United States--Louisiana--New Orleans.

Format: Slides--1980-1990.--Color

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see "John Margolies Roadside America Photograph Archive - Rights and Restrictions Information" www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/723_marg.html

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Margolies, John John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive (DLC) 2010650110

General information about the John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.mrg

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/mrg.01314

Call Number: LC-MA05- 1314

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    swanq

    • 18/May/2019 00:25:05

    Could be 1011 Veterans Highway From www.myneworleans.com/julia-street-with-poydras-the-parrot... "In 1970, a fast food chain based in St. Louis built at 1011 Veterans Highway a new Taco King restaurant but there were problems with the lease. A lawsuit ensued and the completed and fully-equipped building was placed on the market. Three businesses – Steak King International, Taco Villa and Joe’s Meat Market – opened and closed there before 1973, when South Seas Restaurant opened at that location. The new Chinese-American eatery found itself with a perfecty good, nearly-new eye-catching display sign towering over its parking. Unfortunately, it depicted a clearly Mexican man perching in a cactus. Whether inspired by thrift, Happy Hour, or weird sense of humor, someone “fixed” the former Taco King sign by giving its inhabitant a makeover, modifing his headgear, facial hair and eye shape to look more Asian. The end result didn’t achieve its goal but was memorable. South Seas endured for years before it and the sign were both demolished."