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Jules L. Cahn




PSA Ten Best 1962 - Honorable Mention


New Orleans Funeral (1962)



Biographical Notes:

From New Orleans, Louisiana. Cahn was an active member of the jazz community, "who left behind an outstanding photographic legacy that documents marching club parades, Mardi Gras Indian processions, Krewe of Zulu festivities, Preservation Hall, and jazz musicians’ funerals. One of his rarest pieces of footage records the first Super Sunday meeting of Uptown and Downtown Mardi Gras Indians in 1970" (Ballroom Marfa, 2011).

Bibliographic Resources:

PSA Journal, Oct. 1962, 36.

Archive of Ballroom Marfa - Marfa, Texas included work by Cahn in "The World According To New Orleans".

A friend of Cahn's, Ed Newman, wrote a small blog post for NPR with a photo from Cahn's funeral, see "Photo: Jules Cahn's Jazz Funeral".

Cahns was also featured at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 2014 for "25 Years of Jazz Fest - The Photography of Jules Cahn, From The Historic New Orleans Collection."

The Historic New Orleans Collection holds the Jules Cahn collection and received funding in 2005 from the National Film Preservation Foundation to preserve two films from the collection.