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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 adopting a son, Donald. Barker died in 1946.

William J. Barker's photographs document his family and friends, the New Orleans riverfront, Algiers, and New Orleans in the 1920’s and 1930’s.

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