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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 ZoomifyLearn more »
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. ZoomifyLearn more »
1927 Flood - Photograph - Flooding in Melville Louisiana.
Flooded buildings in Melville, Louisiana, during the Great Flood of 1927. ZoomifyLearn more »
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.” Learn more »
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. Learn more »
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. ZoomifyLearn more »
Allen, Henry Watkins - Photograph - Standing portrait, c.1861
The seventeenth governor of the State of Louisiana, Henry Watkins Allen, served as a general in the Confederate Army. ZoomifyLearn more »
Archbishopric - Photograph - Black-and-white photograph by Richard Koch c.1934.
Richard Koch took this photograph of the Archbishopric building, located at 1114 Chartres Street in New Orleans, for the Historic American Building Survey (HABS). During the Great Depression, HABS workers inventoried and documented historic buildings around the state. Learn more »
Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss - Photograph - Head and shoulders portrait of the Civil War general, c.1860
General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks commanded Union forces in Louisiana during the Civil War. General Banks conducted the First and Second Red River campaigns and led the siege of Port Hudson. Learn more »
Bayou - Photograph - Unidentified Louisiana bayou.
An unidentified bayou in Louisiana, photographed in the 1960s. Learn more »
Blessing of the Fleet - Photograph - Parade float
A 1940s photograph of a parade float for the Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet in Morgan City, Louisiana. Learn more »
Blessing of the Fleet - Photomontage - priests, altar boys and fishing boats at the Blessing of the Fleet festivities during the Shrimp Festival in Morgan City Louisiana in the 1950s
A photomontage of priests, altar boys and fishing boats at the Blessing of the Fleet festivities during the Shrimp Festival in Morgan City Louisiana in the 1950s ZoomifyLearn more »
Blues - Photograph - Chenier, Clifton
Clifton Chenier performs at the first Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans Louisiana in 1970. ZoomifyLearn more »
Boggs, Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne “Lindy” - Photograph - Head and shoulders portrait
Lindy Boggs served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and later as ambassador to the Vatican. She was the first woman from Louisiana elected to Congress and was subsequently re-elected seven times, the last four without opposition. Learn more »
Bontemps, Arna - Photograph - Black-and-white head and shoulders portrait c.1945.
Arna Bontemps, respected Harlem Renaissance poet and scholar, was born in Alexandria in 1902. His birthplace, located at 1327 Third Street, has been restored and converted for use as the Bontemps African American Museum. Learn more »
Bradford, Roark - Photograph - Portrait
In 1924, 28-year-old Roark Bradford moved to the French Quarter in New Orleans, where he worked for a short time as a reporter for the Times Picayne before devoting himself entirely to writing fiction. His fictional works were based on his childhood contacts with the African Americans working on the cotton plantation his family owned. Learn more »
Bradford, Roark - Photograph - Seated portrait
Local color fiction and folktale author Roark Bradford made his home in the French Quarter of New Orleans. ZoomifyLearn more »
Burke, James Lee - Photograph - Publicity photo, 1993
James Lee Burke is an award-winning author of popular detective novels. He is pictured here in a promotional photograph for his 1993 novel, In the Electric Mist with the Confederate Dead. ZoomifyLearn more »
Chopin, Katherine "Kate" O'Flaherty - Photograph - Black-and-white standing portrait
Writer Kate Chopin set many of her stories in Louisiana, drawing on her experiences living in the state with her husband and children. ZoomifyLearn more »
Courir de Mardi Gras - Photograph - "Masked Horseback Riders"
Masked costumed horsemen ride the Cajun countryside each Mardi Gras, stopping at rural farmhouses to ask in French for ingredients for the community gumbo that night. Courir de Mardi Gras is run with about 75 horsemen at Church Point, Mamou and other Cajun towns of southwest Louisiana. ZoomifyLearn more »