Dewey Bowman
Photograph Collection

Louisiana Division
New Orleans Public Library

Date range: ca. 1960
Size of collection: prints
Source: Unknown
Terms of Access: Available to registered researchers by appointment
Copyright Information: Please discuss with an archivist in the Louisiana Division

Biographical Note

Dewey C. Bowman was born in Baton Rouge in 1923. By 1958 he was living in the French Quarter and working as a copy reader for the Times-Picayune. Apparently Bowman was also an amateur photographer. He is no longer listed in the R. L. Polk city directory after the year 1976.

Scope Note

Bowman's photographs include portraits of men and women on the streets of New Orleans, scenes in the French Quarter (including some taken after a rare Crescent City snowfall), and images taken during Mardi Gras and the carnival season.

The prints were scanned as grayscale images at 400 dpi on a Lexmark X73 scanner and saved as TIFFs using Photoshop 5.0. The TIFFs are being retained as archival masters. Photoshop was also used to produce edited 600 pixel JPEGs and the 150 pixel JPEG thumbnails displayed below.

Series Listings

Click on a listing below to see a page of thumbnails with captions and links to larger images.

Mardi Gras

coded by: Wayne Everard

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