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.


The Original Crescent Billiard Hall

Howard, Henry - Photograph - Exterior view of the Crescent City Billiard Hall

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Lower Pontalba Building, corner view

Howard, Henry - Photograph - Exterior corner view by Frances Benjamin Johnston

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Lower Pontalba Building

Howard, Henry - Photograph - Exterior view of Pontalba Buildings by Frances Benjamin Johnston

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Belle Grove Plantation (ruins)

Howard, Henry - Photograph - View of Belle Grove Plantation (ruins) by Frances Benjamin Johnston

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Julia Ward Howe

Howe, Julia Ward - Photograph - 1902 portrait

A 1902 photograph of Julia Ward Howe. Howe played a central role in the formation of the Pan Gnostics literary club in New Orleans. View »

LeAnne Howe

Howe, LeAnne - Photograph - Publicity Photograph

A photograph of American Indian author, LeAnne Howe. View »

Howie Pollet

Howie Pollet - Illustration - Baseball Card

An image of a Bowman Gum baseball card for Howie Pollet. Pollet was born in New Orleans on June 26, 1921. He was one of three left-handed pitchers who grew up on the same block in New Orleans to make it to the majors; the others were Larry Lasalle and Mel Parnell. View »

Jean Michel Fortier

Hudson, Julien - Painting - Portrait of Jean Michel Fortier, 1838

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 Julien Hudson - Self Portrait

Hudson, Julien - Painting - Self Portrait

Julien Hudson, a free black artist in antebellum Louisiana, painted this self-portrait. It is one of only four paintings signed by Hudson. ZoomifyView »

Percy Humphrey at the Microphone

Humphrey, Percy - Photograph - Performing

Born into a musical family in New Orleans, trumpeter Percy Humphrey began his career in the 1920s, became leader of the Eureka Brass Band in the 1940s, and played in the Preservation Hall Jazz Band from the 1960s until 1995. View »

Percy Humphrey

Humphrey, Percy - Photograph - Performing

Trumpet player and bandleader Percy Humphrey was a regular performer at Preservation Hall in New Orleans. Humphrey’s obituary in the New York Times stated that he was "a skillful Louis Armstrong–style soloist and could bring his ideas and sound to the front of a group." View »

Percy Humphrey with Jim Robinson

Humphrey, Percy - Photograph - Pictured with Jim Robinson

Jim Robinson (trombone) jokes around with Percy Humphrey (right) in this photograph. Both men were known for their versatile musicianship and warm personalities. ZoomifyView »

Percy Humphrey and Willie Humphrey

Humphrey, Percy - Photograph - Pictured with Willie Humphrey

Brothers Percy Humphrey (trumpet) and Willie Humphrey (clarinet) played together in the Eureka Brass Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. ZoomifyView »

Percy Humphrey, Willie Humphrey, Albert Warner, and Emanuel Paul

Humphrey, Percy - Photograph - Pictured with Willie Humphrey, Albert Warner, and Emanuel Paul

Percy Humphrey (trumpet) with his brother Willie Humphrey (clarinet), Albert Warner (trombone), and Emanuel Paul (saxophone) play at a funeral party. ZoomifyView »

Percy Humphrey

Humphrey, Percy -Photograph - Head and shoulders portrait

Percy Humphrey played first trumpet and was the bandleader of the Eureka Brass Band. He is pictured here with jazz cornetist Albert "Fernandez" Walters during clarinetist George Lewis's funeral in 1968. View »

Good'n Plenty

Humphries, Jacqueline - Painting - "Good'n Plenty"

New Orleans–born and New York City–based Jacqueline Humphries's large-scale paintings owe homage to abstract expressionism and minimalism. Good'n Plenty, made in 2007, measures 80 x 87 inches. ZoomifyView »

Sunset Red

Humphries, Jacqueline - Painting - "Sunset Red"

Artist Jacqueline Humphreys says she refuses to depict "real things" and wants to attract viewers through other means. This oil and enamel painting from 1996 is titled Sunset Red. ZoomifyView »

Horace Lawson Hunley

Hunley, Horace Lawson - Photograph - Portrait

A portrait of Horace Lawson Hunley. A confederate marine engineer who developed early hand-powered submarines during the American Civil War. ZoomifyView »

Ladies Picking Cotton

Hunter, Clementine - Illustration - "Ladies Picking Cotton"

Self-taught artist Clementine Hunter first worked as a cotton picker on Melrose Plantation before becoming nanny and cook to the owner's children. She created Ladies Picking Cotton" ca. 1980. ZoomifyView »

Hunter, Clementine - Painting - “Baptismal”

A 1963 painting by Louisiana self-taught artist Clementine Hunter. ZoomifyView »