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.


Detail of Fresco in the Union Passenger Terminal

Albrizio, Conrad - Painting - Detail of fresco in the Union Passenger Terminal, New Orleans

Noted Louisiana muralist Conrad Albrizio (1894–1973) designed the murals in New Orleans's Union Passenger Terminal to depict the history of Louisiana. Divided into four chronological panels, the works represented four ages of Louisiana: exploration, colonization, struggle, and modernity. View »

Conrad Albrizio

Albrizio, Conrad - Photograph - Black-and-white photo of the artist with a sketch for a mosaic

In addition to the many murals Conrad Albrizio painted through the WPA, he was commissioned by Governor Huey P. Long to paint the murals in the Louisiana state capitol. He taught art at LSU from 1935 until his retirement in 1954. ZoomifyView »

Conrad Albrizio

Albrizio, Conrad - Photograph - Shown at work on a painting

Conrad Albrizio moved to New Orleans in 1920 and soon became exposed to the New Orleans arts circle, forming relationships with Sherwood Anderson and William Faulkner. Albrizio was funded through the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to paint murals throughout the South and is best known for his works in the New State Capitol building in Baton Rouge and his series of four panels in the Union Passenger Terminal in New Orleans. He died in Baton Rouge in 1954 after teaching at LSU for almost 20 years. ZoomifyView »

Cypress Lake

Albrizio, Conrad - Watercolor - Cypress Lake

A watercolor painting by Conrad Albrizio entitled "Cypress Lake", ca. 1948. ZoomifyView »

Album Louisianais hommage aux Dames

Album Louisianais hommage aux Dames - Sheet music

Paul Emile Johns is credited with the first U.S. performance of a Beethoven piano concerto, in New Orleans in 1819. He composed the album "Hommage aux Dames de la Nouvelle Orleans," pictured here. ZoomifyView »

Portrait of Alcide

Alcide "Slow Drag" Pavageau

Alcide Pavageau, an accomplished bass player and a regular at Preservation Hall in New Orleans, also excelled at dance competitions. He acquired the nickname "Slow Drag" after the ragtime-era dance of the same name. View »

Reclining Nude

Alferez, Enrique - Illustration - "Reclining Nude"

"Reclining Nude," drawn with graphite on paper by Enrique Alferez, is signed and dedicated in the lower right portion of the work. ZoomifyView »


Alferez, Enrique - Illustration - "Villa"

Though Enrique Alférez lived in New Orleans from the time of his first commission in the city in 1930 until his death at age 98 in 1999, he was born in northern Mexico and famously traveled with his native country's revolutionary icon, Poncho Villa, depicted in the sculpture shown here, entitled "Villa." Alférez enlisted to serve in Villa's revolutionary forces at the age of 12. View »

Lute Player

Alferez, Enrique - Sculpture - "Lute Player"

Enrique Alferez's sculpture is found in many public-art installations across New Orleans as well as in private collections and museums. "The Flute Player," a 1986 bronze, is in the collection of his daughter, Dr. Tlaloc Alferez. View »


Alferez, Enrique - Sculpture - "Spectre"

Enrique Alférez, a prolific sculptor who lived to be 99 years old, combined in his graceful works elements of an organic Realism from his native Mexico as well as Art Deco qualities. His 1985 bronze "Spectre" is shown here. View »

Teracotta Widow

Alferez, Enrique - Sculpture - "Teracotta Widow"

Hailed as a artist whose vision focused keenly on the complexity of human nature and life, Mexican-born sculptor Enrique Alférez composed his works from a variety of materails, typically bronze, though he used terra cotta to form "Terracotta Widow." View »

Woman in a Huipil

Alferez, Enrique - Sculpture - "Woman in a Huipil"

Cited as a keen student of sculpture spanning Ameican art history, from Beaux-Arts through Art Deco, Enrique Alférez created this bronze piece "Woman in a Huipil" in 1989. View »

Alice Plantation

Alice Plantation - Photograph - Exterior view

Alice Plantation was built ca. 1790. In 1961 the upper floor was floated by barge along Bayou Teche from its original location in Baldwin (St. Mary Parish), which was being developed as a subdivision. View »

All Saint's Day, New Roads, Louisiana

All Saint's Day - Photograph - by Lee Russell

Photographer Lee Russell photographed a family in New Roads, Louisiana, praying in a cemetery on All Saints Day. Russell worked for the Farm Security Administration in the 1940s. View »

All Saints Day at St. Louis Cemetery

All Saints Day - Photograph - Taken at St. Louis Cemetery

This man tends to a grave in St. Louis Cemetery in New Orleans on All Saints Day during the 1940s. View »

Johnnie Allan

Allan, Johnnie - Photograph - Portrait, publicity photo

Louisiana recording artist Johnnie Allan is known for the swamp pop hit "Lonely Days, Lonely Nights." ZoomifyView »

Allegheny County Court House

Allegheny County Court House - Illustration - 1888 rendering by Henry Hobson Richardson

Louisiana native Henry Hobson Richardson designed the Allegheny County Court House in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ZoomifyView »

Walking Sticks

Allen, David - Wood - Walking Sticks

David Allen uses the roots of young saplings to form the handles of his carved canes, and looks at the root shape to “see” what animal or other shape is evident. ZoomifyView »

Governor Henry Watkins Allen

Allen, Henry Watkins - Photograph - Standing portrait, c.1861

The seventeenth governor of Louisiana, Henry Watkins Allen served after the state seceded from the Union and joined the Confederacy. ZoomifyView »

Richard Allen Pictured with Jazz Musicians

Allen, Richard "Dick - Photograph - Pictured with Paul Barbarin, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn

This photograph shows Paul Barbarin, Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington and Richard "Dick" Allen, the founder of the Hogan Jazz Archives, now housed at Tulane University. ZoomifyView »