Photo of the Day

May 9, 2020

Big Brass

A brass band leads a funeral procession on New Orleans, Louisiana, in this photo from the February 1971 issue. Funerals in the city often involve one of these boisterous parades—from the service to the burial site.
photograph by JAMES L. STANFIELD, nat geo image collection

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