Browse Images on KnowLA

KnowLA contains more than 1,100 images, which have been contributed from many organization in Louisiana and outside of the state. The images are presented here in alphabetical order.


 

Restin

Adams, Wayman - Painting - "Restin"

This oil-on-board painting entitled "Restin" shows Wayman Adams' keen interest in capturing New Orleans' African-American community in addition to his better-known portraiture. ZoomifyView »

Ellsworth Woodward

Adams, Wayman - Painting - Portrait of Ellsworth Woodward

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Portrait of Ellsworth Woodward

Adams, Wayman - Painting - Portrait of Ellsworth Woodward

In addition to portraits of presidents Hoover, Coolidge, and Harding, Wayman Adams painted prominent New Orleans artists, including here Ellsworth Woodward, a pillar of the city's art scene. ZoomifyView »

Portrait of Miss Grace King

Adams, Wayman - Painting - Portrait of Miss Grace King

Wayman Adams' circa 1930 portrait of Miss Grace King is the collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art. ZoomifyView »

Portrait of Wayman Adams

Adams, Wayman - Photograph - Portrait by Joseph Woodson Whitsell

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Tomb by River

Addison, Leslie - Mixed Media - “Tomb by River”

This mixed media work by Leslie Addison, created in 1999, is entitled “Tomb by River” and measures 48 by 60 inches. Addison cites influences of abstraction and surrealism, and often employs iconic images of time and place. ZoomifyView »

Ancient Oak

Addison, Leslie - Photograph - “Ancient Oak”

This reproduction of a 24 by 24 inch black and white photograph entitled “Ancient Oak,” by Leslie Addison, is an example of the photographer's deep reverence for the land and images of her native Louisiana. ZoomifyView »

Blues Joint, Dapp's Place

Addison, Leslie - Photograph - “Blues Joint, Dapp's Place”

This reproduction is of a black and white photograph entitled “Blues Joint, Dapp's Place” by Leslie Addison in 2010. Measuring 32 by 32 inches, the image is an example of the layered, torn and pasted techniques Addison employs to suggest fragmented memory. ZoomifyView »

In Remembrance

Addison, Leslie - Photograph - “In Remembrance”

In this photocollage entitled “In Remembrance,” by Leslie Addison, the artist uses cemeteries of her native Louisiana, where generations of family are interred. By tearing and rearranging elements of her original photograph, Addison references the abstract expressionist style. ZoomifyView »

Mother Emmhezel, New Orleans

Addison, Leslie - Photograph - “Mother Emmhezel, New Orleans”

"Mother Emmhezel, New Orleans" is the title of the original 32 by 32 inch black and white photograph by Leslie Addison. Addison repeats the careworn image of the makeshift grave marker by scratching and marking the photograph's surface. ZoomifyView »

Searching, Time: Location Unknown

Addison, Leslie - Photograph - “Searching, Time: Location Unknown”

This color reproduction of a mixed media piece by Leslie Addison entitled “Searching, Time: Location Unknown” shows the artists' use of a manipulated surface to suggest layers of memory and history. Created in 2008, the original measures 22 by 22 inches. ZoomifyView »

St. Louis Cemetery

Addison, Leslie - photograph - "St. Louis Cemetery"

This black and white reproduction of a 24 by 24 inch photograph by Leslie Addison depicts Addison's use of double exposed film to symbolize "our...immensely layered southern existence." The work is entitled "St. Louis Cemetery." ZoomifyView »

Louisiana Legislators in 1868

African American Legislators - Ephemera - 1868 illustration of African American Louisiana legislators

Oscar Dunn, the first African American elected lieutenant governor of any state, is featured in the center of this 1868 illustration of black legislators in Louisiana. ZoomifyView »

Afton Villa Main House

Afton Villa Plantation - Photograph - Plantation Architecture

The whimsical Gothic Revival-style Afton Villa in St. Francisville, Louisiana. Built from 1848–56, the masonry structure burned in 1963. ZoomifyView »

Afton Villa Plantation

Afton Villa Plantation - Photograph - Plantation Architecture

Afton Villa Plantation near St. Francisville was built for David Barrow in 1849 and destroyed by fire in 1963. This photograph shows a side view of the Gothic Revival house. ZoomifyView »

Afton Villa Entrance Gallery

Afton Villa Plantation - Photograph - Plantation Architecture

This photograph shows the entrance gallery of Afton Villa Plantation in West Feliciana Parish. ZoomifyView »

Afton Villa Plantation

Afton Villa Plantation - Photograph - Plantation Architecturea

This is one of the few remaining photographs showing Afton Villa Plantation, ca. 1940s. ZoomifyView »

Afton Villa Maze Garden

Afton Villa Plantation - Photograph - Plantation Gardens

This perspective shows off the Afton Villa Maze garden near St. Francisville. In 1963 a fire destroyed Afton Villa and the gardens are all that remain of the plantation. ZoomifyView »

Afton Villa Garden

Afton Villa Plantation - Photograph - Plantation Gardens

The gardens at Afton Villa are open to the public in early summer and fall. ZoomifyView »

Afton Villa Garden Statues

Afton Villa Plantation - Photograph - Plantation Gardens

Classical statues, such as in this photograph, and the formal gardens are all that remain of the plantation home Afton Villa near St. Francisville. ZoomifyView »