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About this 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.

 

Scope & Contents

 

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 dates of the photographs include the late 1950s and early 1960s, but specific dates have been noted when available. 

  

 Arrangement

Photographs are arranged by subject matter: Mardi Gras, snow in New Orleans, French Quarter scenes, and portraits. Photographs from the three of four series are currently digitized and available. Additional photographs will be uploaded by series as they are digitized. 

 
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