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City Decorator Photograph Collection

These photographs document the work of Miss Betty Finnin (1897-1988). Miss Finnin served as the official City Decorator from 1933 to 1970 (the position was not funded in the 1970 city budget). Among her duties was the responsibility for designing decorations for Canal Street during the carnival and Christmas seasons. She also designed …

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City Decorator Photograph Collection

City Planning Commission Photograph Collection

These photographs were separated from the records of the process that produced the 1929 Comprehensive Zoning Law. Included are images of the area near South Carrollton Avenue and Willow Street, various properties along the New Basin Canal, properties owned by the Shreveport Oil Company, and properties in the Vieux Carre. For a …

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City Planning Commission Photograph Collection

Contact Print Photograph Collection

The Contact Print Collection is comprised of 171 photographs which may have originally been created as proofs, depicting locations in and around New Orleans, ca. 1909-1915. The collection's provenance is unknown, as is the name of the photographer (or photographers). The photographs depict Mississippi River scenes, private homes, …

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Contact Print Photograph Collection

Hester Reissig Colwell Photograph Collection

This collection of photographs was taken by Hester Violet Reissig Colwell during a vacation in Louisiana and Mississippi. Mrs. Colwell was a resident of Hammond, Indiana and traveled with her mother, Florence Peterson Reissig. The photographs were donated by Ms. Colwell's children in 2006. Some photographs have been annotated on the …

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Hester Reissig Colwell Photograph Collection

Marc J. Cooper Photograph Collection

This collection of photographs comes from 158 35mm color slides taken by Marc J. Cooper between 1978 and 1994. They document the Bywater neighborhood and individual buildings therein. Some of the descriptions in the collection were taken from handwritten labels on individual slides and others were derived from other sources. Several …

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Marc J. Cooper Photograph Collection

About the collections



The Louisiana Division/City Archives Photograph Collection includes thousands of  individual photographic prints, negatives, slides, and born-digital images from individual photographers and New Orleans municipal government agencies. The collections are only partially represented here, but additional collections will be added as time goes on.  Meanwhile, you can find many of our collections online at http://www.neworleanspubliclibrary.org/photos/photolist.htm.  

 

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