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The following books provided the bulk of the information contained in each map's annotated pins. References to newspaper articles are given in the text of the annotations (including newspaper name and pub date). In the rare instances where an online source is used only once to provide supporting information, the annotation provides a hyperlink to that source.
Newspapers in English (not an exhaustive list): The Bee, The Mascot (weekly), New Orleans Daily Item, New Orleans Times Democrat, New Orleans Times-Picayune (previously New Orleans Daily Picayune), The Sunday Sun (weekly). Check Chronicling America (at the Library of Congress) or the Google Newspapers archive for access to some scanned historical newspapers.
Court Transcripts and Other Official Documentation (not digitized):
Digitized Criminal Justice Records
Contemporary terms associated with prostitution may not be as useful in turning up searches in newspapers. Though police records frequently use the term "prostitute" rather than any of several euphemisms, journalists were allowed a bit more creative license in their reporting and often created a veneer of decency in their prose by avoiding unambiguous language to describe places, people, and events.
abandoned (in spirit rather than in fact)
amalgamation (sex across the color line)
bad repute/ill repute
frail (refers to frail morality, not physique)
landlady (many madams opted for this more respectable designation)
larceny (prostitutes were often arrested not for soliciting but for theft)
nymph (synonym for prostitute)
procurement/procurer (not the same as a madam or pimp; more like a broker)
vagrant (prostitutes were sometimes called vagrants when not operating out of a house)