Named after the classic New Orleans cocktail, the Sazerac bar excluded women until 1949 when the hotel’s owner, Seymour Weiss, moved it to the Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel and opened its doors to women. Long thirsty for the best Sazerac in town, women crammed into the bar on September 26th. The moment was captured in this fabulous photo:
Last month the Roosevelt had an event commemorating 60 years since the “stormin’ of the Sazerac.” My friend and photographer Brian Huff captured the re-creation:
If anyone knows the photographer who took the 1949 photo, please let me know so that I can credit him.Lisa Wade, PhD is an Associate Professor at Tulane University. She is the author of American Hookup, a book about college sexual culture; a textbook about gender; and a forthcoming introductory text: Terrible Magnificent Sociology. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
AnthroChick — November 8, 2010
Timely! The American Anthropological Association is holding their annual meeting in New Orleans next week, and we've been exhorted to try the sazerac cocktail. :)
Jared — November 8, 2010
"If anyone knows the photographer who took the 1949 photo, please let me know so that I can credit him."
Or her, presumably.
Sue — November 8, 2010
There appear to be no black women in either photo. Not sure I'd be celebrating too heartily.
T — November 8, 2010
Does everyone above have no self-reflective capacity?! You all sound ridiculous.
#1) It's a 99% chance that the photographer is a "him."
#2) You can "know a photographer" the same way you can "know a book" or "know a football player" -- i.e., there was no grammatical mistake.
#3) Every bit of evidence of progress is ALWAYS attacked because it doesn't reflect some magical 100% complete state of bliss. Surprised no one brought up the fact that all of the women were examples of continued oppression because they're all wearing make-up or no one is actively breast feeding.
DLL — November 8, 2010
T- I think I love you :)
Brooke — December 8, 2010
I have a quick question, where did you get the image from? I am trying to track the origin to ask permission to use the image.
Caledonia1 — August 5, 2012
Okay, one and all: raise your hand if you don't like attention.
KAW — February 14, 2017
I believe John Raymond 'Ray' Cresson Jr. was the photographer