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About this collection

This in-house physical collection of approximately 5,500 photographs was assembled by past Louisiana Division staff from a large number of unique City collections and small donations. The images cover a time-span ranging from the late 1800s to present day, with a majority being from the 1950s and 1960s.

 

The images are arranged in folders under specific subject headings. The images visible in this digital collection represent one sample photograph from each of the subject folders, and include a description of other images in the physical collection. To view the full folder of images for a subject, please send an e-mail request to archivist@nolalibrary.org with the subject you are interested in and the archivist will schedule an appointment for viewing the original images. If you find images that you would like to obtain digital copies of during your on-site visit, please ask Louisiana Division staff about obtaining digital reproductions (further information is available on our website here: http://archives.nolalibrary.org/~nopl/photos/repro.htm ).

 

Subjects range widely and include aerial photographs, agriculture, neighborhoods of New Orleans and the surrounding area, animals, local architecture, local bayous, lakes, rivers, bridges, canals, cemeteries, downtowns, children, parades, festivals, churches, clothes, commercial buildings, residential buildings, government buildings, courthouses, local and foreign dignitaries, politicians, businesses, parks, event spaces, stadiums, restaurants, musicians, hospitals, hotels, industrial buildings, Louisiana description and travel, maps, Mardi Gras, monuments, statues, museums, office buildings, other parishes, people, plantations, posters, railroads, trains, schools, societies and conventions, basketball, football, golf, horse racing, fishing, hunting, steamboats, ships, boats, synagogues, theaters, theater productions, vehicles, military branches, and universities.

 

Specific subjects of note include the Vieux Carre/French Quarter, the 1984 World's Fair, the Superdome, the Racetrack and Fairgrounds, the Old and New Basin Canals, Lake Pontchartrain, the Twinspan, Causeway, Huey P. Long, and Crescent City Connection bridges, City buildings including City and Gallier Halls, the previous and current International Trade Marts, City Park, the NASA facility at Michoud, Antoine's Restaurant, Girod Street Cemetery, Bayou St. John, Algiers, and many more.

 
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