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Alexander Allison Photograph Collection

Alexander Allison, a long time civil engineer with the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, was also an amateur photographer. He shot many images of New Orleans houses, buildings, street scenes, churches, cemeteries, statues, port activities, Mardi Gras, and more. Allison also took numerous photographs of family members and family …

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Alexander Allison Photograph Collection

Canal Bank and Trust Company in Liquidation

The Canal Bank & Trust Company went into liquidation on March 1, 1933 following the National Bank Holiday. Originally organized as the New Orleans Canal and Banking Company in 1831, this financial institution was succeeded on May 22, 1933 by the National Bank of Commerce in New Orleans.

 

The inventory of branch properties is a single …

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Canal Bank and Trust Company in Liquidation

Chief Administrative Office Photograph Collection

This small group of fifteen photographs documents activities of the Chief Administrative Officers during the administration of Mayor Victor H. Schiro. Many additional photographs relating to earlier and later CAOs are available elsewhere in the Louisiana Division/City Archives and Special Collections Photograph Collection.  The …

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Chief Administrative Office 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

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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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