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About the collection

Dewey C. Bowman was born in Baton Rouge in 1923. In 1958, he lived in the French Quarter and worked as a copy reader for the Times-Picayune. Bowman was an amateur photographer who took photographs of his friends and people in the French Quarter. He also photographed Mardi Gras parades and scenes of the French Quarter during Carnival season, including photographs of the Krewe of Iris and Bourbon Street on Mardi Gras day.

 Bowman's photographs include portraits of men and women on the streets of New Orleans, scenes in the French Quarter, New Orleans in the snow, and images taken during Mardi Gras and the carnival season.

The photographs vary in size. The prints were scanned and uploaded to the Louisiana/City Archives Digital Collections webpage. See the link below for access to the digitized photographs. Undigitized photographs will be uploaded in the future by series. 

 

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