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    How about this token?

    Joe's Exchange, New Orleans. Tchoupitoulas is one of the iconic streets in the city.
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    And today, that corner is a Walmart store on one side of the street and its parking lot on the other side.
    But what was there immediately before Walmart? Maybe "Joes Exchange".
    Don.....

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    Yet another example of history gone forever. Joe's must be pretty old, as a 5 cent discount wouldn't get too far any time in the last half century or so.

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    It is listed in the Crawford-Farber LA token book with the comment that they could not find a directory listing to show who/when/what. It is listed on tokencatalog with "image needed" - with your permission, I could add your pic there.
    John in the Great 208
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    Idaho, you have my permission, with pleasure. I can rotate the images and send them if you have trouble doing it yourself.
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    heck of a nice token with loads of history.
    the new Orleans museum is a source to contact.
    they really appreciate their local history, & very kind.
    they might like to have images of the token.

    mike

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    Thanks Intimer. You mean the Historic New Orleans Collection?

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    Can’t say I remember specifically.
    i had found locally, at some sale many years ago, a few pages that were a hand written listing of lumber, door & windows to build a specific home, specific address, in New Orleans, with measurements & qty of each item. It was on a hardware store letterhead, dated 1915-20, if I recall correctly...maybe there was something else.
    I kept it for years, it was cool, in great condition. Just spoke history to me.
    anyway, I got online found a museum that was somewhat near the homes address and viewing their webpage seemed to fit their interests. I called them, they were so gratious, knew of the home, even who’s home it likely was built for.
    meanig they appreciate much more than I, and it being local to them

    I’ve learned museums appreciate the most mundane things. I came up with a small brown bag, from a downtown local sporting goods store, with a pair of new long tennis shoes, with the receipt I think. It was from the early sixties and had the name on the bag. Cool to imagine it’s history, little or no value. I kept it for years. Finally I mentioned it to our local museum which was excited to have it for their 3D collection.
    anyway... whoever sees your token should have a moment of stepping back & appreciating the history.
    Mike
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    Nice find, congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by intimer View Post
    Can’t say I remember specifically.
    i had found locally, at some sale many years ago, a few pages that were a hand written listing of lumber, door & windows to build a specific home, specific address, in New Orleans, with measurements & qty of each item. It was on a hardware store letterhead, dated 1915-20, if I recall correctly...maybe there was something else.
    I kept it for years, it was cool, in great condition. Just spoke history to me.
    anyway, I got online found a museum that was somewhat near the homes address and viewing their webpage seemed to fit their interests. I called them, they were so gratious, knew of the home, even who’s home it likely was built for.
    meanig they appreciate much more than I, and it being local to them

    I’ve learned museums appreciate the most mundane things. I came up with a small brown bag, from a downtown local sporting goods store, with a pair of new long tennis shoes, with the receipt I think. It was from the early sixties and had the name on the bag. Cool to imagine it’s history, little or no value. I kept it for years. Finally I mentioned it to our local museum which was excited to have it for their 3D collection.
    anyway... whoever sees your token should have a moment of stepping back & appreciating the history.
    Mike

    Reread my above post and realized I only said long tennis shoes, in a small bag....
    well actually the bag held long shoe laces like those on the old high top converse tennis shoes.
    mike

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    I found an 1899 ad for a Lunch Cook need for Joe's Exchange but I think the address may be a few blocks away from that on the token...? Also found this 1893 ad for the properties at 671-673 Tchoupitoulas which I think may be describing the correct location. Perhaps the "bar and billiard saloon" which is said to be on the corner.
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