Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/04/01

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Subject: [Leica] Kodak B&W 400 film
From: jls at (Jeffery Smith)
Date: Thu Apr 1 06:07:49 2004
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Here's Alfredos:

It went out of business years ago, the store was boarded up and moldy, and 
it is now a multistory parking lot. I shot this just after they demolished 
it. I think Sonny told me that the owner moved back down to Argentina.


At 07:52 AM 4/1/2004, you wrote:
>I spent my college years in the mid 70's in N.O. and wasted a fair amount 
>of time in the Canal  St K&B as well. Just to keep this on topic, whatever 
>happened to Alfredo's Camera in the CBD ?(near the Cotton Exchange). He 
>was a Leica dealer and had also lots of used equipment, including some 
>fake military paint Leicas. I remember a couple in sand beige with the 
>Afrika Korps palm tree and swastika on them. Now there's an idea for the 
>Russians to pick up for eBay.....
>>Ray is still alive I think. Reggie is the ex-K&B guy who knows just about
>>anyone who bought a camera in New Orleans from '77-present.
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Jeffery Smith" Subject: RE: [Leica] Kodak B&W 400 film
>>>  I spent a good deal of the 1970's in K&B camera on Canal. Bought my
>>>  Nikons and Konica RF there. Really slow elevator hidden behind the
>>>  displays. Everyone crammed into one room, everyone talking too loud.
>>>  Special discounts for regular customers. I think Ray Cresson has passed.
>>>  I thought I saw his picture in the paper.
>>>  Jeffery Smith
>>>  New Orleans, LA
>>Leica Users Group.
>>See for more information
>Leica Users Group.
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