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Lilienthal, Theodore

Part of the first generation of photographers in New Orleans, Theodore Lilienthal was city’s most successful nineteenth-century photographic entrepreneur. Read »

Lilly, Ben

Louisiana hunter Ben Lilly was President Teddy Roosevelt's chief guide during his noted black bear hunt in 1907. Read »

Linwood Plantation

Albert G. Carter built Linwood Plantation in Louisiana from an inherited Spanish land grant. Read »

Lion, Jules

Jules Lion, a French-born mulatto, was a master lithographer and one of the most distinguished African American artists in antebellum New Orleans. Read »

Little Walter

Louisiana blues harmonica musician Little Walter Jacobs had his biggest hit with "Juke" in 1952. Read »

Live Oaks Plantation

The plantation chapel at Live Oaks, built for the enslaved workers in 1840, is the last to survive in Louisiana. Read »

Livingston, Edward

Edward Livingston worked on Louisiana's civil and criminal codes and played a role in the battle of New Orleans. Read »

Lockwood, C.C.

Wildlife and nature photographer C.C. Lockwood works prolifically through exhibitions, books, lectures, films, and organizations to draw attention to the “fragile ecosystems whose preservation shapes his artistry.” Read »

Lockwood, Lory

Painter Lory Lockwood's photorealist oil paintings of sports cars, motorcycles, trucks, and engines gleam with hyperrealism and saturated colors. Read »

Lomax, John

John Avery Lomax was a folklorist and musicologist who, with his son Alan Lomax, made the first recording of the Louisiana blues guitarist Huddie Ledbetter (Lead Belly) at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Read »

Long, Earl

Earl Kemp Long served three nonconsecutive terms as Louisiana governor, during which he advocated civil rights for African Americans. Read »

Long, George

Photographer George Long is a well-known chronicler of New Orleans street culture, locales, events, and people. Read »

Long, Huey P. Jr.

Huey Long rose to prominence during the Great Depression as the Governor of Louisiana. Read »


"Longism" refers to both the political machine and the radical populist doctrine established by Huey Long in Louisiana in 1928. Read »

Los Adaes

The history of the fort, mission, and settlement of Los Adaes reflects both intercolonial rivalry and cooperation among the Spanish, French, and Native Americans who lived along the border of New Spain and French Louisiana. Read »

Lottery, Louisiana

Beginning in 1868, the Louisiana Lottery operated with much controversy and opposition until 1897. Read »

Louisiana Hayride

The Louisiana Hayride was a radio barn dance broadcast from Shreveport’s Municipal Auditorium between 1948 and 1960. Read »

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is the only musician-owned and collaboratively managed full-time symphony orchestra in the United States. Read »

Louisiana Purchase and Territorial Period

The Louisiana Purchase in 1803 added an immense, undefined amount of territory to the United States. Read »

Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola

Founded in the early nineteenth century during a time of radical penal reformation, the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola is one of the nation’s largest prisons. Read »