In this Historic New Orleans Collection lecture, Andrew Richmond will explore the distribution of Cincinnati furniture to New Orleans and the Mississippi Valley from 1825 to 1900. The advent of steam travel allowed the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to become the backbone of the growing United States. Furniture makers in the still-young city of Cincinnati recognized the potential of river trade and began exporting nearly half of their product by 1830. At mid-century, Cincinnati makers were opening up showrooms in cities as far downriver as New Orleans, where some of this Ohio furniture still resides. This lecture is hosted in conjunction with THNOC’s exhibition Goods of Every Description: Shopping in New Orleans, 1825–1925. Free, but reservations suggested: email@example.com or call (504) 523-4662. 6 pm. hnoc.org.