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Baron de Pontalba

Pontalba, Joseph Xavier Celestin Delfau baron de - Painting - Portrait

A portrait of Xavier de Pontalba. ZoomifyView »

Baroness Pontalba

Pontalba, Baroness Micaela Almonester de - Painting - Head and shoulder portait by Frank Schneider

Frank Schneider painted this portrait of Baroness Micaela Almonester de Pontalba in 1927. Baroness de Pontalba oversaw the design and construction of the famous Pontalba Buildings in Jackson Square, in the heart of the French Quarter. ZoomifyView »

Lower Pontalba Building, corner view

Pontalba Buildings - Photograph - Lower, corner view by Frances Benjamin Johnston

Using architect Henry Howard's design, Micaela Almonester de Pontalba oversaw construction of the Pontalba Buildings, which stand on opposite sides of New Orleans's Jackson Square. Built between 1849 and 1851, the long red brick buildings are referred to as the Upper and Lower Pontalba Buildings. Frances Benjamin Johnston took this photograph for the Historic American Buildings Survey. ZoomifyView »

“Plan Del Local De las tierras que Rodean la Ciudad de Nueva Orleans”

Plan Del Local De las tierras que Rodean la Ciudad de Nueva Orleans - Map - 1803 map of New Orleans by Carlos Laveau Trudeau

Louisiana-born Carlos Trudeau was appointed surveyor general of Spanish Louisiana in the early 1780s and continued in that capacity until 1805. His surviving surveys are the most important land records from the Spanish colonial period. This plan shows much of greater New Orleans and indicates plantation ownership, church parishes, cities, and towns during the year of the retrocession and purchase of Louisiana. ZoomifyView »

Lower Pontalba Building

Pontalba Buildings - Photograph - Exterior view of corner of building

The Pontalba Buildings stand on opposite sides of New Orleans's Jackson Square. Built by architect Henry Howard between 1849 and 1851 at the behest of Micaëla Almonester de Pontalba, the two-block-long, red brick buildings are generally referred to as the Upper and Lower Pontalba Buildings. This photograph was taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston for the Historic American Buildings Survey. ZoomifyView »

Pete Fountain playing the clarinet

Pete Fountain - Photograph - Playing the Clarinet, 1984

Pete Fountain playing a concert at the Louisiana World's Fair, 1984. View »

Port Hudson - Photograph - 1863 black-and-white photograph of the 21st Indiana battery in Port Hudson.

A black-and-white photograph of the 21st Indiana Battery in Port Hudson c.1863. ZoomifyView »

Louisiana Native Guards artillery practice, Port Hudson

Port Hudson - Photograph - Louisiana Native Guards artillery practice 1863

The 1st and 3rd Louisiana Native Guards, consisting of free African Americans and former enslaved men, served in the Union siege and battles at Port Hudson. It was the first time black soldiers were sent into major combat. The men pictured here carry out artillery practice in their encampment outside the city in 1863. ZoomifyView »

Photographer Clarence John Laughlin at Tulane University in 1978.

Photographer Clarence John Laughlin at Tulane University in 1978.

Photographer Clarence John Laughlin at Tulane University in 1978. View »

Port Hudson - Photograph - "Fortifications at Port Hudson Louisiana during the Civil War" by A.L. Brooks c.1864.

An 1864 photograph of the fortifications at Port Hudson, Louisiana, during the Civil War. ZoomifyView »

Plan of New Orleans

Plan of New Orleans - Map - c.1860 by cartographer Louis Lucien Pessour

Louis Lucien Pessour, a free black artist, created this plan of New Orleans c. 1860. It shows the distinct boundary lines between the city's wards, as well as railroad lines, ferries, and canals. ZoomifyView »

Governor Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback

Pinchback, Pinckney Benton Stewart - Photograph - Head and shoulders portrait c.1870s

Republican Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback served as governor of Louisiana from 1872 to 1873. The Union veteran was the first African American to serve as governor of any U.S. state. View »

Plan of the Land around Fort Petites Coquilles

Plan of the Land around Fort Petites Coquilles

Barthélémy Lafon created this depiction of Fort of the Petites Coquilles in 1814. ZoomifyView »

Port of New Orleans - Painting - by Adrien Persac c.1858-1859

Adrien Persac was a mid-nineteenth-century French-born artist who is noted for his watercolors of New Orleans buildings. "Port City of New Orleans" was painted between 1858 and 1859. ZoomifyView »

Walker Percy  at Home

Percy, Walker - Photograph - Black-and-white portrait

Writer Walker Percy, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction, spent much of his life in Covington. During his career he wrote six novels, two books of critical essays, and one book of nonfiction. View »

View of Jackson Square, New Orleans

Pessou, Louis Lucien - Lithograph - View of Jackson Square, New Orleans

This lithograph, an image of Jackson Square, was originally reproduced at the firm of Louis Lucien Pessou, and Benedict Simon, founded in 1854. The St. Louis Cathedral, The Cabildo, The Presbytere, and the Pontalba Buildings are all visible. ZoomifyView »

Pontchartrain Hotel, New Orleans

Pontchartrain Hotel - Photograph - By Charles L. Franck Photographers

A black-and-white photograph of the Pontchartrain Hotel on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans by Charles L. Franck Photographers. The hotel was designed by the architectural firm Weiss, Dreyfous, and Seiferth. View »

Pirates Alley In New Orleans

Pirates Alley - Painting - by Margie Hartnett

View of Pirate's Alley (formerly known as Orleans Alley) looking toward Jackson Square. Artist William Spratling and writer William Faulkner lived near here in the 1920s. ZoomifyView »

Port Hudson - Map - Pen and ink watercolor by Robert Knox Sneden depicting the Union troops on land and water surrounding Confederate fortifications at Port Hudson.

Pen and ink watercolor map of the Siege of Port Hudson by cartographer Robert Knox Sneden c.1863-1865. ZoomifyView »

Battle of Port Hudson

Port Hudson - Lithograph - "Battle of Port Hudson" by L. Prang & Co., c.1887

Color depiction of the Seige of Port Hudson during the Civil War entitled, “Battle of Port Hudson,” published by L. Prang & Co., Boston, c.1887. ZoomifyView »