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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

John Hypolite Coquille Photograph Collection - Martin Behrman Album

Photographs taken of a typical day in the life of Mayor Behrman by John Hypolite Coquille, a staff photographer for the Times-Democrat.  

Originally placed in a photograph album, the photographs were removed and mounted by Louisiana Division Staff. The captions were transcribed from the album.

John Hypolite Coquille Photograph Collection - Martin Behrman Album

Jefferson Davis Funeral Album

Jefferson Davis, former president of the Confederate States of American, died on December 6, 1889 at the New Orleans home of Judge Charles E. Fenner. Later that day his body was removed to the City Hall at Lafayette Square (now Gallier Hall), where it remained in state until December 11.

 

On that date the body was carried by a funeral …

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Jefferson Davis Funeral Album

Cornelius Durkee Photograph Collection

Cornelius Emerson Durkee (1837-1933), a resident of Saratoga Springs, New York, was head of the baggage department for the Delaware & Hudson Rail Road in nearby Albany. He came to New Orleans in 1901 with Cassius B. Thomas, a prominent Saratoga Springs businessman and managing director of the Saratoga Floral Association. They appear to …

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Cornelius Durkee 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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