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Old State Capitol - photograph of front elevation

Designed by James Dakin, the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge was built between 1847 and 1852. Its Gothic Revival style makes it unique among state capitol buildings. ZoomifyView »

“Old State Capitol after the fire of 1862”

Old State Capitol - Photograph - Exterior view after the fire of 1862

Union troops occupied Louisiana's Old State Capitol during the Civil War. In 1862, a cooking fire destroyed all but the exterior walls. ZoomifyView »

Oak Alley Plantation

Oak Alley Plantation - Photograph - by Frances Benjamin Johnston.

Photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston took this photo of Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie. Designed by George Swainy, the plantation was built between 1837 and 1839. ZoomifyView »

Oak Alley Plantation (drive)

Oak Alley Plantation - Photograph - by Frances Benjamin Johnston

Black-and-white photograph by Frances Benjamin Johnston of the drive leading to Oak Alley Plantation. The antebellum Greek Revival home was built in 1839. ZoomifyView »

Odd Fellows Hall

Odd Fellows Hall - Stereoscopic photograph - by George François Mugnier c.1880 to 1920

Odd Fellows Hall was built in New Orleans on Camp Street in 1868. The structure was demolished in 1914; the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals building stands on the site now. Photographer George François Mugnier sold this and other stereoscopic images from his shop in Exchange Alley in the 1880s. ZoomifyView »

“Old Creole Days”

Old Creole Days - Book Cover - Cover of the collection of stories by George Washington Cable

Old Creole Days. Gray linen-grain cloth with black, yellow, tan, brown and green stamping on front and spine. ZoomifyView »

Union Troops raising the flag over the Old State Capitol

Old State Capitol - Illustration - Union troops raising the flag over the Old State Capitol

In this illustration from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Union troops raise the U.S. flag over the Old State Capitol. It was captured in December of 1862. ZoomifyView »

Off-Shore Drilling Rig and Platform in the Gulf of Mexico

Oil & Gas Industry - Photograph - 1960 image of an off-shore drilling rig and platform in the Gulf of Mexico

Off-shore drilling rig and platform in the Gulf of Mexico in 1960. ZoomifyView »

General Alejandro O'Reilly

O'Reilly, Alejandro - Painting - Formal head and shoulders portrait

This painting shows General Alejandro O'Reilly, second governor of Louisiana under the Spanish flag, who earned the nickname “Bloody O'Reilly” by ordering the exile, imprisonment, and execution of rebel Frenchmen in Louisiana. View »

Louis Armstrong and King Oliver

Oliver, "King" Joseph - Photograph - With Louis Armstrong, circa 1918

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Our Heroes and Our Flag

Our Heroes and Our Flag - Lithograph - Composite showing portraits of Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and P.G.T. Beauregard with four versions of the Confederate flag surrounded by bust portraits Confederate Army officers.

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Paul Barbarin with Onward Brass Band

Onward Brass Band - Photograph - Paul Barbarin with Onward Brass Band, 1962

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Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge

Old State Capitol - Photograph - Front view

This photo of the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge shows the building c. 1975. It was restored in the early 1990s and currently houses the Museum of Political History. ZoomifyView »

Old State Capitol, South facade

Old State Capitol - Photograph - South facade

Architect James Dakin described his design for the Old State Capitol, shown here from the South, as “Castellated Gothic.” ZoomifyView »

Old State Capitol, interior

Old State Capitol - Photograph - Interior view

The interior of the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge. Though the building officially opened on January 28, 1850, work on the interior continued until 1852. ZoomifyView »

Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge Louisiana around 1849

Old State Capitol - Illustration, 1849

The Louisiana Old State Capitol, designed by James Dakin, is shown here shortly after its completion. It was constructed to house the Louisiana state legislature when the state capitol was moved from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. ZoomifyView »

Orleans Cotton Press

Orleans Cotton Press - Wood engraving - View of Orleans Cotton Press built 1833 by Charles F. Zimpel

A view of Orleans Cotton Press built in1833 by Charles F. Zimpel. Visible is the facade and side of the two block structure located at the present day,1300 block South Peters Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. ZoomifyView »

Opera on stage

Opera on stage - Illustration - Engraving of two opera singers in costume performing on stage.

New Orleans is considered the birthplace of opera in the U.S. This c. 1855-1890 wood engraving by Alfred R. Waud depicts a performance at the French Opera House. ZoomifyView »

Vase

Ohr, George - Ceramic - Vase

The marbled colors of this vase by ceramicist George Ohr provide visual texture despite the smooth finish of the high-gloss glazing. ZoomifyView »

Joseph

Oliver, "King" Joseph - Photograph - Head and shoulders portrait

A portrait of Louisiana born, jazz cornet player, Joseph “King” Oliver. View »