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1811 Revolt

1811 Revolt - Painting - Depicts the 1811 German Coast Uprising

An artist's interpretation of the 1811 German Coast slave uprising. ZoomifyView »

“The Shark River”

1927 Flood - Photograph - “The Shark River”

The Coast Guard boat "The Shark River" is used to evacuate flood victims from the Long Bridge area of Avoyelles Parish during the 1927 flood. ZoomifyView »

A Boat with a  barber chair in Melville Louisiana

1927 Flood - Photograph - A Boat with a barber chair in Melville Louisiana

A photograph of a boat with a barber chair in Melville Louisiana during the great flood of 1927. Written on photo: "Portable Barber Shop, Melville, LA." M-84 ZoomifyView »

A Cajun-style house inundated by flood waters during 1927 flood

1927 Flood - Photograph - A Cajun-style house inundated by flood waters

A Cajun-style house in Avoyelles Parish inundated by flood waters during the 1927 flood. ZoomifyView »

Flooded home in Melville Louisiana during the Great Flood of 1927.

1927 Flood - Photograph - Flooded home in Melville Louisiana.

A photograph depicting flooding in Melville, Louisiana, during the Great Flood of 1927. Written on photo: One of Melville's finest homes. M-82. This is the residence of the McNeils at Melville - It is a two story house. ZoomifyView »

Flooding in Melville Louisiana during the Great Flood of 1927.

1927 Flood - Photograph - Flooding in Melville Louisiana.

Flooded buildings in Melville, Louisiana, during the Great Flood of 1927. ZoomifyView »

Tent city for refugees at Mansura, during the 1927 flood

1927 Flood - Photograph - Tent city for refugees at Mansura

A "tent city" maintained by the Red Cross for refugees at Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, during the 1927 flood. ZoomifyView »

Tent city for refugees at Marksville, during the 1927 flood.

1927 Flood - Photograph - Tent city for refugees at Marksville

A "tent city" maintained by the Red Cross for refugees at Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, during the 1927 flood. ZoomifyView »

The Evangeline Oak during the 1927 flood

1927 Flood - Photograph - The Evangeline Oak in St. Martinville

A photograph of the Evangeline Oak in St. Martinville during the 1927 flood. ZoomifyView »

A Plan of New Orleans

A Plan of Orleans - Map - Map of New Orleans c.1803 by Boqueta de Woiseri

Boqueta de Woiseri's “Plan” and his contemporaneous “View of New Orleans from the Plantation of Marigny” give as clear a picture of the last days of Spanish Louisiana as can be found. ZoomifyView »

An Acadian barn at the Acadian Village and Tropical Gardens, in Lafayette, Louisiana, in the 1970s.

Acadian barn at the Acadian Village and Tropical Gardens in Lafayette Louisiana in the 1970s.

A black-and-white photo, taken in the 1970s, of an Acadian (Cajun) barn at the Acadian Village and Tropical Gardens in Lafayette, Louisiana. Written on photo: “On Mouton Road, just south of La. 342. A number of Acadian dwelllings, churches and other antebellum buildings have been brought together here to represent an early 'Cajun' bayou village. A footpath leads to a sleepy bayou past the historic structures and through the Around-the-World Tropical Gardens. A giftshop offers Cajun crafts as well as books on the Acadians.” View »

Acadian family returning home.

Acadian family returning home.

A black-and-white photo, taken in the 1930s, of an Acadian family returning home via the bayou. The location within Louisiana is unknown. View »

US Coast Guard Vice Admiral Thad Allen and General Honore

Allen, Thad - Photograph - Pictured with General Honore

US Coast Guard Vice Adm. Thad Allen and US Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré are shown during a press conference in New Orleans, focusing on the evacuation plans for Hurricane Rita. Jocelyn Augustino of the Federal Emergency Management Administration made the photograph on September 21, 2005. View »

America Septentrionalis - Map - c.1653 map of North America by Dutch cartographer Jan Jansson

Dutch cartographer Jan Jansson drew this map of North America in 1653. ZoomifyView »

1763 Map of North America

An Accurate Map of North American Describing and Distinguishing the British, Spanish and French Dominions on this Great Continent: According to the Definitive Treaty Conducted at Paris 10th February 1763 - Map - 1763 map of N

In this 1763 map of North America, cartographer Emanuel D. Bowen distinguishes the British, Spanish, and French dominions. ZoomifyView »

Angele de Merici, Foundress of the Ursulines

Angele de Merici, Foundress of the Ursulines - Painting - Head and shoulders portrait

A nun with her head slightly tilted up to the left with eyes looking heavenward. The dark background with light around her head gives a halo effect. ZoomifyView »

Angola Landing, State Penitentiary farm

Angola Landing, State Penitentiary farm - Photograph - Aerial view

This docked ship sits on the Mississippi River with prison laborers working in the foreground at Angola Landing, Louisiana State Penitentiary, ca. 1900-1910. ZoomifyView »

Angola Prison Rodeo at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana, in the 1970s.

Angola Prison Rodeo at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana, in the 1970s.

Angola Prison Rodeo at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana, takes place in October. Written on this 1970s photograph: "It's Wild West time in the Deep South each Sunday in October as inmates of the Louisiana State Penitentiary recapture the spirit of freedom in reckless pursuit of glory. Events include bareback bronc riding, bust out, 'Angola' bulldogging, wild cow milking, wild horse racing, bull riding and breathtaking daredeviltry." View »

Angola Working Gang

Angola Working Gang - Photograph - by Robert Winans

In 1938 Baton Rouge photographer Fonville Winans captured the scale of an Angola Penitentiary work gang. Angola was one of the largest prisons in the South. View »

Josie Arlington's

Arlington - Illustration - Josie Arlington's "Arlington" bordello

An advertisement for Josie Arlington's Arlington Bordello from a Blue Book. ZoomifyView »