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30th Crescent City Classic

Image of 30th Crescent City Classic


Tuna’s inspiration for the commemorative serigraph print was an antique map of the Crescent City, with its much smaller footprint, and the undeveloped area around it. The river and lake surrounding the city, completed the picture of a city poised to expand to these natural limits to accommodate the diverse occupants of the city.

In Tuna's 2008 depiction, a current view of New Orleans is shown incorporating an overview of the expanded City. Tuna’s attention to detail conjures up images of life on race day with illustrations of the city's landmarks, race entrants, river activity and the CCC “running man.” The highlighted race course traveled by the Crescent City Classic shows the race's impact on the many areas that the race touches in the city on race day.