Pictures 387, 388, and 389.

The foot of Canal Street near the Liberty Monument on a typical rainy summer day, Saturday, August 9, 1975.  We see Canal buses making the loop to return out Canal Street.  Notice the advertising on the “shoulders” of the General Motors “new look” or “fishbowl” diesel bus in the top picture.  The entrance to the operator's shelter, apparently unchanged since streetcar days, is visible in the two top pictures.  The bottom picture shows the Liberty Monument; the buses do not circle it, as the streetcars did, but turn just out from the monument.  All three pictures look out, with the river to the photographer's back.  Incidentally, the Liberty Monument became the subject of racial controversy in the 1970s.  It was removed from Canal Street in 1990, ostensibly for street work, and was eventually re-erected in a less conspicuous place just off of Canal Street, near the Riverfront line. — Photos by the author

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