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William J. Barker Photograph Collection

William James Winworth Barker, Jr. was born in New Orleans on June 10, 1898. He was the son of William H. Barker (1868-1938) and Mathilda Schild Barker (1877-1964), both natives to Louisiana. Barker lived in Algiers, and worked as a salesman and photographer. In the 1930’s, he moved to North Carolina, marrying Lula Rhoena Brady, and …

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William J. Barker Photograph Collection

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 Hall Slide Collection

This collection of 155 35mm color slides shows ongoing construction projects, new buildings, some public events, etc. Information about the origin of the slides is not available, but we are fairly certain that they were transferred to the City Archives by an agency in City Hall, possibly the Streets Department. The slides indicate that …

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City Hall Slide 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

About the collections



The Louisiana Division/City Archives Photograph Collection includes thousands of photographic prints, negatives, slides, and born-digital images from individual photographers and New Orleans municipal government agencies. The collections are primarily represented here, and additional collections will be added over time.

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