General Interest Photograph Collection

City Archives
New Orleans Public Library

Date range: c. 1890-Present
Size of collection: Approximately 5500 photographs
Source: Multiple donors and collections
Terms of Access: Available to registered researchers by appointment. Please e-mail to schedule.
Copyright Information: Please discuss with a Louisiana Division archivist

Scope and Contents

This collection of approximately 5,500 photographs was assembled by past Louisiana Division staff from a large number of unique City collections and small donations. The images cover a time-span ranging from the late 1800s to present day, with a majority being from the 1950s and 1960s.

The images are arranged in folders under specific subject headings. To view the full folder of images for a subject, please send an e-mail request to with the subject you are interested in and the archivist will schedule an appointment for viewing the original images. If you find images that you would like to obtain digital copies of during your on-site visit, please ask staff for information about obtaining digital reproductions. Further information is available on our website here: .

Detailed Description of the Photographs

Subjects range widely and include aerial photographs, agriculture, neighborhoods of New Orleans and the surrounding area, animals, local architecture, local bayous, lakes, rivers, bridges, canals, cemeteries, downtowns, children, parades, festivals, churches, clothes, commercial buildings, residential buildings, government buildings, courthouses, local and foreign dignitaries, politicians, businesses, parks, event spaces, stadiums, restaurants, musicians, hospitals, hotels, industrial buildings, Louisiana description and travel, maps, Mardi Gras, monuments, statues, museums, office buildings, other parishes, people, plantations, posters, railroads, trains, schools, societies and conventions, basketball, football, golf, horse racing, fishing, hunting, steamboats, ships, boats, synagogues, theaters, theater productions, vehicles, military branches, and universities. To view sample images from each folder, please visit the digital collection here: General Interest Photograph Collection.

Specific subjects of note include the Vieux Carre/French Quarter, the 1984 World's Fair, the Superdome, the Racetrack and Fairgrounds, the Old and New Basin Canals, Lake Pontchartrain, the Twinspan, Causeway, Huey P. Long, and Crescent City Connection bridges, City buildings including City and Gallier Halls, the previous and current International Trade Marts, City Park, the NASA facility at Michoud, Antoine's Restaurant, Girod Street Cemetery, Bayou St. John, Algiers, and many more.

Folder List

Folder/Grouping Folders Dates Notes
Aerial Views 5 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s Aerial photographs of New Orleans from Public Relations Office and private photographers.
African Americans 1 1930s(?); 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s(?) African Americans engaged in various activities including picnics, dinners, camp activities, and more.
Agriculture 2 1890s(?); 1920s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s A South American food product and plant exposition in the 1980s, sugarcane, oysters, crawfish, related festivals, and agricultural equipment such as Ford tractors. Includes a set of photographs titled "Manure".
Algiers 1 1920s; 1950s (?); 1960s; 1970s Houses, businesses, churches, clergymen, the Algiers ferry, and an unidentified businessman from Algiers.
Animals 2 1890s(?); 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s Photographs from the Louisiana Tourist Development Commission, the Audubon Zoo, and others showing Louisiana wildlife, rodeo animals, and zoo animals.
Architecture 2 1890s-1910s(?); 1930s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s Buildings, building plans, and architectural details, from New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana.
Bayou St. John 1 1930s; 1950s; 1960s Views of Bayou St. John showing construction of many of its bridges in the city, algae growth, buildings, a negative of Pitot House, and two photographs of a Spanish pistol discovered at the Spanish Fort.
Boats & Ships 2 1950s; 1960s; 1970s Sailboats, trawlers, steamboats, pirogues, airboats, barges, cruises, water activities, and more from Louisiana. Includes the S.S. Henry L. Ellsworth, the S. S. Del Sol in Harvey, an offshore drilling rig built by Avondale, LCU vessels built by Avondale for the Navy, the Margaret Lykes, the Palaemon, the Promise, the Del Sud, the Avondale "Quick Repair" plant in Harvey, Higgins' Pleasure Boats Inc., the Savannah ferry boat, and "Steamboat Row" below the Canal Street Ferry in 1909, the Albistan.
Bridges 2 1950s; 1960s The building and dedication of the Causeway, Twinspan, Huey P. Long, and additional bridges from Louisiana and surrounding states.
Bridges, Mississippi River 2 1950s; 1960s The Mississippi River Bridge (Crescent City Connection) under construction, dedicaton thereof, and after being finished.
Canals 1 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1980s Assorted canals, their bridges, and their dedications, primarily from the 1950s & 60s.
Canals, New Basin Canal 2 1880s-1900s (?); 1910s; 1950s; 1960s The New Basin Canal filled and unfilled, aerial views, and the Southern Yacht Club.
Canals, Old Basin Canal 1 1920s-1930s The Old Basin Canal turning basin, patially filled and next to lumber stacks.
Cemeteries & Tombs 2 1890s(?); 1900s(?); 1960s; 1970s; 1980s Cemeteries and tombs around New Orleans, Chalmette, and Metairie.
Central Business District 1 1900s; 1950s; 1960s Streets and buildings in the Central Business District.
Children 3 1900s; 1910s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s Children in yearbooks, school photographs, candid campus photographs, and more.
Children, Mardi Gras 1 1930s; 1940s; 1950s Young school children in costume for wagon/bicycle parades.
Churches 1 1910s; 1920s; 1950s; 1960s Churches from Methodist, Evangelical, Episcopal, and other denominations in Louisiana.
Churches, Baptist 1 1950s; 1960s Architectural proposals and pjhotographs of Baptist churches in New Orleans.
Churches, Catholic 1 1920s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s Catholic churches, convents, and buildings in New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana including Holy Name of Mary convent, St. Dominick's, St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette, St. Joseph Cathedral in Baton Rouge, Resurrection of Our Lord in Gentilly, Incarnate Word Church, the Eucharistic Congress, churches in St. Francisville, Donaldsonville and St. Martinville, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Pius X, St. Raphael, St. Julian, St. John the Baptist, Cabrini, St. Michaels in Convent, St. Louis Cathedral, St. Anthony's, Our Lady of Guadalupe Mortuary Chapel, and an unidentified church.
Clothing & Costume 4 1800s; 1900s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s People in dress and costumes reflecting the time period, from the 1800s through the 1980s.
Commercial Buildings 4 1800s; 1890s; 1900s; 1910s; 1920s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s Commercial buildings including Schwegman's, the Falstaff brewery, Jax Brewery, the Greyhound station, D. H. Holmes, Maison Blanche, the French Market, Labiche's, the Times-Picayune building, Shell Oil offices, Stair-Lasker Automobiles, an original Katz & Besthoff (K&B)Drugs, a store at 4129 Dryades in the early 1900s, the New Orleans Cotton Exchange, Daniel Edwards metal works and blacksmithing at New Levee and Fulton Streets, retail stores, dancehalls, gas stations, company offices, bars, theatres, and more.
Commercial Buildings, Banks 1 1950s; 1960s Banks including Whitney, American, and various credit unions.
Courthouses 1 1930s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s Courthouses across the state, the New Orleans District Attorney's Office, New Orleans Criminal Court, and the New Orleans Police Courts Complex, and additional architectural drawings.
Courthouses, Civil District Court 1 1950s; 1960s The old Civil District Court, construction, and new Civil District Court.
Courthouses, Municipal Court 1 1930s; 1950s Previous New Orleans Municipal Court buildings.
Courthouses, Supreme Court of Louisiana 1 1950s Architectural drawings, construction, exterior, and interior of the Louisiana State Supreme Court Building in New Orleans.
DeGaulle Visit, 1960 1 1960s General DeGaulle's 1960 visit to New Orleansand official portraits by government and media organizations.
Disneyland - New Orleans Square, Etc. 1 1960s; 1970s Disneyland's New Orleans Square in the 1960s, with some other attractions mixed in.
Dixiana Bakery 1 1900s; 1930s; 1940s Dixiana Bakery and staff at two different locations circa the 1920s through 1940s. Donated by Greg Osborn.
Emigration & Immigration 1 1930s Photographs of participants in a Hungarian settlement naturalization class in Albany, Louisiana in the 1930s.
Fairgrounds and Racetrack 1 1890s; 1900s; 1950s; 1960s Horse races, the Fairgrounds Racetrack and its environs, and the Crescent City Jockey Club.
Food & Cooking 1 1950s; 1960s; 1970s Photographs of food at various Louisiana festivals distributed by the Louisiana Tourist Development Commission, including oysters and jambalaya, from the 1950s through 1970s.
Funerals - Jazz 1 1900s; 1960s; 1970s; 2000s Jazz funerals of John Frank Casimir in 1963, "Chuck" Goldston in 1968, Ernest "Punch" Miller in 1971, Louis Armstrong in 1973, and unidentified persons in the early 1900s and 2000s. Includes photographs of Peggy Lee, Fats Houston, Chester Jones, Lester Santiago, Emmanuel Sayles, Andrew Morgan, Oscar "Chicken" Henry, Homer Eugene, Bill Matthews, Cornbread Thomas, Ernest Cagnolotti, Louis Nelson, Albert Warner, Paul Barnes, the Eureka Brass Band, and the Tuxedo Brass Band.
Hospitals 1 1910s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s Plans, construction sites, and completed hospitals in the greater New Orleans area including Algiers General Hospital, Camp Bena Lea Infirmary, Charity Hospital (including two group portraits), City Municipal Hospital, Crippled Children's Hospital, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital, Dillard University's Flint-Goodridge Hospital, French Hospital, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Sara Mayo Hospital, Medical Village of the East, Medical Plaza by Touro, demolition of the Mental Diseases Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital, Southern Baptist (Ochsner) Hospital, Touro Infirmary, Veterans Administration Hospital, and West Jefferson Hospital.
Hotels 1 1890s; 1910s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s New Orleans hotels including the Bourbon-Orleans, Claiborne Towers, Congress Inn, de la Poste Motor Hotel, Hotel Denechaud, Downtowner Motel, Fontainebleau Motor Hotel, Georgian Hotel, Governor's House Motel, Grand Hotel, The Grunewald (with the Bienville), the Airport Hilton Motel, Holiday Inn Royal Street, Hotel America, Hotel New Orleans, Howard Johnson Downtown, The International Hotel, The Jung Clarion, The Marriott (CBD), Mayflower Hotel, The Monteleone, Motel de Ville, Orleanian Hotel, Pan-American Motel, Le Pavillon, Place D'Armes, Place Vendome, Provincial Motel, Ramada Inn, Rault Building, The Roosevelt Hotel, Roosevelt Motor Hotel, Royal Orleans Hotel, Royal Sonesta, Sheraton St. Charles Hotel, St. Charles Hotel, Buena Vista Hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi and five additional unidentified hotels.
Industrial Buildings 1 1950s; 1960s Industrial buildings such as factories, refineries, and oil rigs in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and other parts of Louisiana. Operations depicted include AirCo (Air Reduction Co.), Algiers Canning Co., American Cyanamid, American Oil Co., Avery Island salt mine, Bell Point Industrial site, Bestwall Gypsum, Bethlehem Steel, Chrysler, Esso Standard Oil Co., Evangeline, Folger Coffee, Freport Sulphur/Nickel Co., Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills, L. F. Gaubert and Co., General Electric, Gulf Refining Co., Ideal Concrete, Industrial Canal, International Paints, Intracoastal Waterway, Kaiser Aluminum, Luzianne, New Orleans Cold Storage and Warehouse Co., ODECO (Ocean Drilling and Exploration CO.), offshore oil rigs, Owens Illinois Glass Co., Public Grain, Shell Oil, Southwest Steel Products, Standard Brands, Sun Oil, and Upjohn.
Louisiana Description and Travel 1 1 1900s; 1910s; 1940s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s A collection capturing a wide range of events, activities, locales, items, animals, and people from across Louisiana, including (but not limited to) Jambalaya Queen, Coushatta Indian schoolchildren, Fur and Wildlife Festival, live oaks, bayous (including Bayou Sauvage in New Orleans East), ferris wheels, basket weaving, gardening, boating, rivers (including the Amite and Mississippi), Point Pleasant, Scotts Bluff, Atchafalaya Basin, Perry Street Wharf, Pilot Town, Audubon Park, Booker T. Washington High School Marching Band, Dairy Festival, New Orleans Food Festival, a crawfish eating contest in Breaux Bridge, Fais Do Do in Broussard, dancing, cypress swamps, fishing, a Second Harvest food drive, a city street in Houma, old land maps along the Mississippi, magnolia blooms, Kisatchie National Forest, parades, the Dutch gardens in Newellton, Hodges Garden, Sam Houston State Park in Lake Charles, Lake Bisteneau, chrches, Fort Jesup State Park, Cypress Lake in Lafayette, Mandeville, oleander blooms, New Orleans Floral Trail, Avery Island, First Rock Salt Mine, Cochon de Lait in Mansura, Hot Wells, Longfellow-Evangeline State Park by St. Martinville, Sugar Cane Festival, levee bonfire towers, and Shadows on the Teche.
Louisiana Description and Travel 2 1 1890s; 1960s; 1970s Locations in Baton Rouge, including the Mississippi River Bridge, the Capitol, the Baton Rouge Zoo, Huey P. Long's Governor's Mansion, the Warden's House, Miss Donaldsonville in front of the Capitol, a Southern Travel Directors gathering on a trolley, Old State Capitol, and aerial Photographs of downtown.
Louisiana Description and Travel 3 1 1960s; 1970s Notable and historic scenes in Lafayette, Shreveport, Grand Isle, Nachitoches, and Jefferson Parish depicting Christmas light attractions, graveyards, the Jefferson Parish Police Department dressed up as Mexican outlaws, beaches, boats, and historic buildings.
Louisiana Description and Travel 4 1 1910s; 1960s; 1970s The old Milneburg Lighthouse in the 1910s, Bayou Teche, Black Saline Lake, the Kisatchie National Forest sign, the Gum Springs sign, the Nicholls State College sign, a hall in St. Francisville, a Donaldsonville historical marker, a bayou outside New Orleans, and Fort Pike near New Orleans.
Maps 1 N.D. Photographs of maps of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and surrounding areas that cover both historic settlement plans and modern neighborhood plans. Includes Lake Forest land use plan, Pontchartrain Park subdivision, a 1728 plan of New Orleans, a very old Spanish map showing Chicasaw Bluffs, early land parcels of Baton Rouge, a New Orleans map from the 2000 Port of New Orleans Master Plan, an early map of Carrollton, a map of North America showing paths of Spanish explorers, and a blurry reproduction of "Terrain a Monsieur de Bienville".
Mardi Gras 5 1890s; 1900s; 1910s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s Parades (including Rex, Proteus, Momus, Comus, Iris, and Zulu with Louis Armstrong in 1949), Mardi Gras balls (including Atlanteans, Venus, Alhambra, NORD, and Hermes), floats, crowds, costumes, krewe royalty, Mardi Gras Indians, "D.C. Mardi Gras Queens", float-making at Blaine Kern Studios, musicians, aerial views of Duncan Plaza, clean-up, and public figures such as Mayor Moon Landrieu, Mayor Ernest N. Morial, Mayor Victor Schiro, Mayor deLesseps Morrison, and Reverend Jesse Jackson. Includes many night photographs, 35mm film negatives, many crowd photographs, and one aerial shot of crowds on Bourbon Street.
Michoud NASA 3 1960s Buildings, shuttle equipment (including the Colombia), and activities at the George C. Marshall Flight Center at the Michoud Industrial Complex; press release images for NASA facilities in Florida, including astronauts such as Buzz Aldrin, and administrators and dignitaries such as NASA Administrator James E. Webb, Dr. Wernher Von Braun, and New Orleans Mayor Victor Schiro.
Mississippi River 1 1920s; 1950s The Mississippi River in unidentified locations in the early 1900s and New Orleans circa the 1950s.
Monuments 1 1900s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s Monuments including the Liberty Monument, the statue of Henry Clay, the grave of Governor Allen, the grave of Earl K. Long, the statue of John Audubon, a wooden sculpture by John Toth in the 1970s in City Park called an Indian Monument, the statue of Margaret Haughery, the Military Women's Memorial monument, the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial monument at the Superdome, and the monument for "Louis the Great".
Monuments - Bienville 1 1950s The Bienville Monument in front the Union Passenger Terminal. Includes a photo of the Bienville pavilion in Mobile, Alabama, sculpture models, the sculptor Angela Gregory, and the unveiling ceremony and dinner with French diplomat Maurice Couve de Murville.
Monuments - Bolivar, Simon 1 1950s; 1970s The site and dedication of the Simon Bolivar monument on Basin Street in 1955, and later of the disrepair of the monument in a short booklet assembled by the Consulate of Venezuela in the 1970s.
Monuments - Joan of Arc 1 1940s; 1950s; 1960s The Joan of Arc Statue in its original location of Orleans, France, in a World Galleries listing, and later in transit. Includes views of scale models of its proposed location in front of the World Trade Mart.
Monuments - Juarez, Benito 1 1960s The Benito Juarez monument donated by Mexico and dignitaries posing with Mayor Victor Schiro in the 1960s.
Monuments - Lee, Robt. [Robert] E. 1 1900s; 1950s The Robert E. Lee monument before, during, and after its removal for restoration in the 1950s.
Monuments - McDonogh, John 1 1950s; 1960s; 1970s The John McDonogh monument in Lafayette Square, and the Angela Gregory John McDonogh monument in Duncan Plaza.
Monuments - Morazan, Francisco 1 1960s The Francisco Morazan monument while in the Mexico City studio of its sculptor, Honduran Mario Zamora-Alcantra; of a scale model of the location in New Orleans; and after its erection, in the 1950s or 1960s.
Monuments - Washington, George 1 1960s The George Washington Monument by the Main Branch of the New Orleans Public Library, 1960.
Monuments - Additional/Misc. 1 1900s; 1990s Additional monuments, including the Chalmette Monument, a monument at Camp Moore in Tangipahoa Parish, the Margaret Haughery statue at the corner of Clio and Prytania Streets, and a statue commemorating the boxing match of Jem Mace and Tom Allen at LaSalle Landing in Kenner.
Museums 1 1900s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s New Orleans and Louisiana museums, including numerous dioramas at the Musee Conti Wax Museum, the Pharmaceutical Museum, the Westfeldt Art Library once at Latter Library, the old Arsenal Museum in Baton Rouge, the Imperial Calcasieu Museum, the Lawbill Museum, the Curio Shop in St. Martinville, the Justice Douglas White home, the Loreauville Heritage Museum, the Jim Bowie Museum of Opelousas, the West Baton Rouge Parish Museum, the NASA Apollo 11 display, the New Orleans Jazz Museum, an unidentified museum in Cloutierville, the Lafayette Natural History Museum and Planetarium, the E. W. Morton Art Gallery in Shreveport, the Louisiana State Exhibit Building in Shreveport, the Roque House in Natchitoches, the Justin Bottle Museum, a proposal drawing of "Art Museum and Community Facilities", the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, the Louisiana State Museum at the Cabildo, and the Confederate Museum.
Musicians 1 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s Jazz and other musicians from New Orleans and Louisiana, including assorted groups such as "Papa" Laine's Children: Tom Brown, Harry Shields, Larry Shields, Johnny (Hyman) Wiggs, Ray Baduc, Sherwood Mangiapane, Stanley Mendelson, and Edmond Souchon; The 6 & 7/8ths Band: Bill Kleppinger, Bernie Shields, "Red" Frank Mackie, and Edmond Souchon; Touch of Fire with Robert Robinson; Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America; The Excelsior Brass Band; New Orleans Musica da Camera: Milton G. Scheuermann, Jr., Susan O'Malley, Carter Crawford, Charles Foster, Louise Robb Smith, Audrey Crawford, Skipper Sempe; Onward Brass Band: Louis Nielson, Jim Richardson, Louis Cottrell, Paul Barbarin, Ernest Cagnolotti, Albert Fernandez Walters, and Kid Howard; Placide Adams and the Original Dixieland Hall Jazz Band; Crawdaddy with Sammy Price; The Sheiks; Roy Liberto, Bob Coquille, and Dick Gail of Liberto's Bourbon Street Six; the Louisiana State University Band; and the Ice-capades. Unique musicians and entourage members shown include Sal Franzella, Mary Dell, Mrs. Bob Gillette, Mrs. Edward Souchon, Mrs. O'Conner Butterworth, Mrs. Myra Menville, Frank Assunto, Alec Templeton, Joseph "Sharkey" Bonano, Scoop Kennedy, Julie Templeton, Mildred Bonano, Linda Aubert, Angelle Trosclair, Alphonse Floristan Picou, Percy Humphrey, Willie Humphrey, Sweet Emma Barrett, Alonzo Lansford, Com. Barney McCloskey, Jack Delaney, Freddie King, Oscar "Papa" Celestin, Miss USA 1976 Barbara Peterson, Buddy Tate, Thomas Jefferson, Cornbread Thomas(?), Armand Hug, Tony Costa, Pinky Vidacovich, George Lewis, DeDe Pierce, "Loch Lomond girl" Maxine Sullivan, Creole Pete, Roger Grimsby, Mayor Moon Landrieu, Lawrence Week, George Schmidt, Bob Gillette of the "Wolverines", Kathleen Ford, Robert Pete Williams, and Danny Barker. They are playing in venues such as Preservation Hall, Jazzfest, a crawfish festival and Fais Do Do in Breaux Bridge, Loyola University College of Music, the Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales, Delgado Museum, WNOE, St. Charles Hotel with the New Orleans Jazz Club, LSU Tiger Stadium, a French Quarter jazz funeral, the New Orleans Jazz Museum, CBS, New Orleans Public Library, WABC-TV "Eyewitness News" New York, and the Municipal Auditorium.
Natural Disasters 2 1910s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s Flood, hurricane, and fire damage in New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana including images from 1945 flooding in Barataria, Lafourche, and Atchafalaya levee districts, and hurricanes Betsy, Elena, and Hilda.
New Orleans 1 1700s; 1950s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s New Orleans views including city skylines, a signpost, a colonial drawing, riverfront surveys, and unidentified scenes.
New Orleans Parks 1 1940s; 1980s New Orleans parks including City Park and a petting zoo, and an unidentified plaza with water features, statuary, a carousel and two unidentified city officials.
Office Buildings 3 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s Office buildings in New Orleans including One Shell Square, Plaza Tower, Lykes Center, International House, Pan-American Life Insurance, Oil and Gas Building, Kohlmeyer & Co. Main Office, the Saratoga Building, the Sanlin Buildings, the Texaco building, a sketch of New Orleans Police Department Headquarters on S. Broad Street, the St. Claude Whitney National Bank branch, a model of the Federal Reserve Bank, Hibernia Homestead and Savings Association, Hibernia National Bank East Orleans Office, the Hibernia Bank Building downtown, New Orleans Federal Savings and Loan Association, National Bank of Commerce temporary permanent Michoud Office, Elk Place Medical Plaza, Bank of New Orleans, the de Montluzin Building housing the Bank of Louisiana, First National Life Co., ODECO building, Southern Savings Association, an unidentified Curtis and Davis building, United Fruit Building, the International Trade Mart, the First National Bank of Commerce, the First National Life Insurance Company building, the Hancock Life Insurance Company building, a plan of a proposed fountain sculpture by Isamu Noguchi, the Schoen Building, Place Vendome, and the Galleria One in Metairie.
Office Buildings - International House 1 1950s; 1960s International House architecture, employees, visitors, and trips to other locations, from the 1950s and 1960s. Includes dignitaries from South America, Spain, and India.
Office Buildings - International River Center 1 1970s A drawing of the proposed plan of the International River Center by Curtis and Davis, 1972.
Office Buildings - International Trade Mart 1 1940s; 1950s; 1960s Photographs of the original International Trade Mart and its iconic 1960s replacement, including planning and models for the latter. Includes images of many city officials from Mayor Victor Schiro's administration.
Parishes (La.) - Other 1 1930s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s Works Progress Administration projects such as roads, public parks, pools, and buildings in cities in parishes outside Orleans including Plaquemine in Iberville Parish, Independence in Tangipahoa Parish, Oakdale in Allen Parish, Monroe in Ouachita Parish, Abbeville, Gueydan, and Kaplan in Vermillion Parish, L.S.U. in East Baton Rouge Parish, Leesville in Vernon Parish, "Red Fish" in Avoyelles Parish, and Houma. Also photos of Kisatchie National Forest and landscapes in Tensas Parish.
People, General 1 1860s; 1900s; 1910s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s Unidentified people either posing for portraits or engaging in nondescript activities, including Civil War soldiers and assorted citizens, ranging from the late 1800s to the 1990s.
Plantations 1 - Acadian House - Old Governor's Mansion 1 1900s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s Plantations including Acadian House in Longfellow State Park, Afton Villa, Arlington in Washington, Ashland-Belle Helene in Darrow, Asphodel, Aurora, Bagatelle, Belle Alliance in Donaldsonville, Beauregard House in Chalmette, a bike tour of various plantations, Blair's Town, Bocage near Darrow, Catalpa near St. Francisville, The Cottage near St. Francisville, Darby near New Iberia, Derbigny, unidentified near Donaldsonville, Elmwood in Harahan, unidentified in Evangeline State Park, Felicity in Vacherie, Fort Jesup, unidentified in the Garden District of New Orleans, Hermitage in Darrow, Homeplace-Keller in Hahnville, unidentified in Houma, Houmas House, Lady of the Lake (demolished) near New Iberia, unidentified near Lafayette, Lafayette Museum, Lloyd Hall in Rapides, Madewood near Napoleonville, Magnolia near Houma, Magnolia Ridge in Washington, Marston House in Clinton, Melrose and the African House near Natchitoches, The Myrtles in St. Francisville, unidentified period costume near Natchez Mississippi, unidentified near New Iberia, Nottoway, Oak Alley-Beau Sejour in Vacherie, Oaklawn on Bayou Teche, Oakley in St. Francisville, and the Old Governor's Mansion in Baton Rouge.
Plantations 2 - Parlange - Valcour Aime & Unidentified 1 1860s; 1950s; 1960s Plantations including Parlange, Pitot House on Bayou St. John in New Orleans, Prescott House in Baton Rouge, Richland in Norwood, Rienze/Rienzi, Rosedown near St. Francisville, Shadows on the Teche, Sterling Grove in Lafayette, Synope in Columbia, Andrew Jackson's Three Oaks, Twin Oaks in Brusly, Valcour Aime negatives, Photographs, and portraits of its owners, Winter Quarters in St. Joseph, and various unidentified plantations.
Plantations 3 - With typed descriptions 1 1940s New Orleans plantation homes with type-written descriptions from the Bureau of New Orleans News including San Francisco Plantation, Texcuco, an unidentified home, Houmas House, Shadows on the Teche, and Greenwood.
Plantations 4 - Book and mounted Photographs 1 1960s A bound book of photographs of Nottoway Plantation assembled by students of the Tulane School of Architecture in 1966, and a set of mounted photographs depicting Three Oaks, Houmas House, Shadows on the Teche, Rienzi, and Richmond in Natchez.
Political Campaigns 1 1950s; 1960s; 1990s Various campaign posters in the 1960s for Victor Schiro, John Comiskey, John Matassa, Clyde Bel, Duplantier, Burke, Moon Landrieu, Stire, Price, Dymond, David McNeill, Oliver Schulingkamp, Jim Garrison, Tiger Ruiz, an Adlai Stevenson rally in 1956, Tom "Red" Brahney for Commission Council in 1950, and Bill Clinton for President in 1992.
Ponchartrain, Lake and Beach 1 1940s; 1950s; 1960s Lake Ponchartrain and Ponchartrain Beach, including a vicinity map, the amusement park, a bathhouse built by the WPA, and people engaging in various recreational activities.
Posters 1 1940s; 1960s Posters from the Louisiana Tourist Development Commission showing Acadian House in St. Martinville, beignets and trumpets, and a couple relaxing. Photographs of World War I posters advertising Liberty Bonds.
Public / Government Buildings 2 1820s; 1830s; 1880s; 1890s; 1910s; 1930s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s Government buildings including the Old U. S. Mint, the old City jail, Gallier Hall, the Louisiana State Building in Chicago, First Macaroni Factory of Louisiana, the Old Parish Prison, the Cabildo, the proposed Civic Center, the Spanish Custom House, the U.S. Custom House, the Federal Reserve Bank, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries building on Lake Pontchartrain, the old Spanish Arsenal, the site planning, construction of, and completed federal post office in the Central Business District, the post office at Michoud, the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, Spanish Plaza, and an unidentified pumping station under construction.
Public / Government Buildings - LA State Offices 1 1950s Construction of the Louisiana State Office Building in the Civic Center in 1957-1958.
Railroads 1 1870s; 1880s; 1950s; 1960s Various railroads with trains including the first locomotive to cross the Allegheny Mountains, "the Southerner" New York-New Orleans line of the Southern Railway System crossing Lake Pontchartrain, the "Panama Limited" of Illinois Central Railroad at Pass Manchac, Missouri Pacific Lines, Southern Pacific Lines' "Sunset Limited", "Argonaut" and 7400, and Southern Railway's "The Crescent".
Railroad Stations 1 1890s; 1900s; 1940s; 1950s Railroad stations including the Southern Railway station, the old Kansas City Southern station, the old Union Station and its demolition, the Texas Pacific Missouri Pacific station at 1300 Annunciation Street, the N.O.U.P.T. Clara Street tower, a drawing of the proposed L & N Railroad Co. station, all in New Orleans; includes photographs of a station in Donaldsonville from Civil District Court case 48439, Julius Stern vs. Texas and Pacific Railroad.
Residential Buildings 1 1 1920s; 1930s; 1950s; 1960s Residential buildings in neighborhoods of New Orleans including Uptown, Carrollton (including Fern and Hickory Streets), Gentilly (including corner of Mendez and Marigny Streets), Gentilly Woods, Westwood, Aurora Gardens in Algiers, Walnut Bend in Algiers, and Monroe Court; and places in Louisiana such as Bayou Teche and Derbigny. Also includes a photo of Freddie's Bar, noted as Louis Armstrong's birthplace.
Residential Buildings 2 - Housing Improvement Program 1 1940s; 1950s; 1960s Residential buildings before and after general improvements from the Housing Improvement Program's rehabilitation initiative in the 1950s and 1960s. Includes photographs of houses from Conti Street, South Hennessy, Pauger, Marigny, Marais, Spain, Adams, Cherokee, Garfield, Millaudon, South Liberty, LaSalle, Toledano, Seventh, Sixth, Clara, Pitt, and Soniat Streets.
Residential Buildings 3 - Apartments 1 1950s; 1960s; 1970s Apartment complexes including Prince Murat, Royal de Ville, Shelly Arms, Holiday Courts, Bridge Plaza, Wohl Apartments, Andrew Jackson Apartments, Penthouse Apartments, and Taylor House. Architectural drawings and plans are of various extant and proposed New Orleans complexes including Taylor House, Penthouse Apartments, Andrew Jackson Apartments, "An Apartment House, Corner of Louisiana and Prytania", Pinke Apartments, Le Crillon, Le Chalet, Victory Drive Plaza, Le Richelieu Square, Park Esplanade, Michoud Apartments, Chateau Louisianne, unidentified "Women's Dormitory" (possibly Tulane's present-day Butler Hall), and New Orleans Housing Mart.
Residential Buildings 4 - Mansions and Plantations 1 1930s; 1950s; 1960s Mansions and plantations around New Orleans including "new" homes on Lake Pontchartrain (Lakeview/ Lake Vista), 3026 and 3030 Canal Street, the Nalle-Flower Mansion of deLesseps S. Morrison at 1805 Coliseum Street, the Briggs-Staub Residence at 2605 Prytania Street, a house at the corner of Bermuda and Delaronde Streets, a stairwell in the Olivier Home at 826 or 876 Toulouse Street, the Joseph Bernstein Residence at 5705 St. Charles Avenue, the Short-Moran-Favrot House at 1448 Fourth Street, the Adams-Phelps-Jones House at 2423 Prytania Street, Lady of the Lake new New Iberia, John B. Wilkinson House at 1454 Moss Street, Holy Rosary Rectory Evariste Blanc House at 1342 Moss Street, Lloreins-Roux House/"Spanish Custom House" at 1300 Moss Street, and King's Daughters' Home.
Restaurants 1 1910s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s Restaurants and restaurateurs including Antoine's and Roy L. Alciatore and Widow Antoine Alciatore, A & G Restaurant, Arnaud's and Germaine Wells, Christopher Blake's French Restaurant, La Boucherie (not Boucherie), Brennan's, Café du Monde, Crawdaddy - New York's New Orleans Restaurant, Japanese Steak House, Old New Orleans Restaurant (in Arlington, Virginia) and its artist Marcel Collin, Village Restaurant of Baton Rouge, and some interior shots of an unidentified bar and restaurant taken by the NOPD.
Schools 1 1910s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s Buses, children, plans, and public and private schools from New Orleans and other locales including Marion Abramson Senior High, Algiers Senior High, Martin Behrman High School, Bienville school in Oak Park, St. Franci Cabrini & playground, Cabrini High School, Oscar Carlson, Edna Carr Junior High, Central City elementary, City Park Senior High, Claiborne elementary in Gentilly Woods, John Diber School, St. Mary's Dominican High, Dona Villa Elementary, East Jefferson High bus in Jefferson Parish, Warren Easton Boys High School, Etienne de Bore Elementary, St. Julian Eymard School, Hammond Grammar School in Hammond, Happy Hour Kindergarten bus in Jefferson Parish, Alice M. Harte Elementary, Hoffman Elementary in Jefferson, Academy of the Holy Angels, Holy Cross School, Guste Homes Elementary, Iberville Parish bus, Incarnate Word School, Westside Junior High bus from Jackson, Mississippi, Lafayette Elementary School, Caliona Junior High bus from Lafourche Parish, Cutoff School bus from Lafourche Parish, Landry Parish bus, Alfred P. Lawless Junior High, McDonogh 23, McDonogh 39, McDonogh 45, Louise S. McGehee School, Adolph Meyer School, Mt. Carmel School in Thibodaux, Perrin Junior High bus from Ponchatoula, Red Oaks School bus from Baton Rouge, Rogers School, Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, St. Alphonsus School, Carolyn Park and Borgenmouth Elementary buses from St. Bernard Parish, St. Mary, John, and Helena buses from those parishes, interior views of St. Mary's School at Ursulines and Charters Streets, St. Monica School, St. Raphael School, Sherwood Forest Elementary, Southeastern Louisiana College bus from Hammond, Evergreen High and Grand Cayenne buses from Terrebonne Parish, Robert B. Todd Veterans' Homes School, O. Perry Walker High, and other unidentified locations.
Snow 1 1890s; 1960s People, places, and objects covered in snow in New Orleans in 1895, 1963, and 1965.
Societies & Conventions 1 1910s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s Members and buildings associated with societies, conventions, unions, and other organizations including Algiers Irish Society, Auditorium Managers Convention of 1946, Democratic National Committee featuring Hale Boggs and Adlai Stevenson, Elks Lodge, Florist Telegraph Delivery Association, International Longshoremen's Association, Louisiana Landmarks Society, National Exchange Club, National Maritime Union of America, National Rural Letter Carriers Association, Original Gourmet Club of Abbeville, Professional Photographers Association of Louisiana, Railroad Workers of Louisiana, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Seafarers International Union, Shriners, Taft Banquet, and the YMCA.
Sports - General/Miscellaneous 1 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s General sports, locations and sporting activities including City Park Stadium, Mayor Chep Morrison with CAA officials, female track participant Pam Jiles, and the Clark Senior High School football team in 1953.
Sports - Baseball 1 1950s; 1960s Baseball and related activities, including Mayor Chep Morrison at games and Associated Press shots of the New York Yankees.
Sports - Basketball 1 1960s The New Orleans Buccaneers basketball team, some featuring Mayor Victor Schiro. One team photo is captioned with the names of the members circa 1967.
Sports - Golf 1 1930s; 1940s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s Golf tournaments, golf courses, and golfers in Louisiana including Lake Pontchartrain Golf Course, Tchefuncte State Park golf course, Lakewood Country Club, a WPA built course, Minden Nicholls State, Opelousas, the c. 1966 New Orleans Open with Jack Nicklaus, and the 1939 Crescent City Golf Tournament with individual shots of many of the players.
Sports - Outdoor (Hunting, Fishing, Water) 1 1960s; 1970s Outdoor sports including hunting, fishing, waterskiing, and archery in and around locales including Black Lake, Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, the Fur and Wildlife Festival, Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, New Orleans Fire Department, and the Christmas Festival in Natchitoches.
Sports - Sugar Bowl 1 1960s; 1970s The 1963, 1965-66 and 1971 Sugar Bowls and related items and activities including shots of the games, players, royalty, Sugar Bowl Parade, shows, city officials such as Mayor Victor Schiro and other Sugar Bowl Officers signing contracts, advertisement mock-ups, associated basketball, tennis, and track tournaments.
Sports - Super Bowls 1970s 1 1970s Super Bowls held in the Superdome in 1970 and 1975.
Sports - The Saints 1 1970s Select New Orleans Saints players in the 1970s including Emanuel Zanders, Robert Woods, Rich Mauti, Derland Moore, Chuck Muncie, Tinker Owens, Henry Childs, Tony Galbreath, Joe Campbell, Jess Phillips, Bob Pollard, and Bill Butler.
Steamboats 1 1910; 1970s; 1990s Steamboats from the beginning and end of the 20th century.
Street Cars 1 1860s; 1880s; n1890s; 1900s; 1910s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s Street cars in New Orleans througout the ages, some with musicians and from special events such as the Food Festival.
Superdome 1 1960s; 1970s Superdome models, drawings, construction work, and aerial views.
Synagogues 1 1920s; 1960s Synagogues including drawings for the Jewish Community Center on St. Charles, Beth Israel Congregation, Touro Synagogue, and the former Temple Sinai at 1032 Carondelet during its incarnations as Pythian Castle Hall and in the 1970s.
Theatres 2 1890s; 1900s; 1910s; 1920s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s Theatre productions at theatres including Le Petit Theatre Du Vieux Carre, New Orleans Repertory Theatre, Saenger Theatre, Tulane University Department of Theatre and Dance, True Brew Theatre, St. Louis Cathedral, The New Rose Dinner Playhouse, Tulane University Department of Theatre and Dance, Saenger Theatre, UNO Theatre of Performing Arts, Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre, Loyola University Lower Depths Theatre, The Actors' Warehouse Theatre, Tulane Center Stage, Southern Repertory Theater, True Brew Theatre, Contemporary Arts Center, and New Orleans Recreation Department (NORD).
Theatre Buildings 1 1890s; 1910s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s Theatre and cinema buildings including Martin Cinerama, New Orleans Theatre of Performing Arts, Le Petit Theatre Du Vieux Carre, Saenger Halle, Klaw and Erlanger Theatres, Saint Charles Theatre, Le Theatre St. Pierre, Mahalia Jackson Center, and the Municipal Auditorium.
Transportation and Vehicles 1 1920s; 1930s; 1950s; 1960s Assorted vehicles including an airliner from Moisant airport, an Item-Tribune truck from 1925, a platform truck, a mobile home, and an oyster truck in the French Quarter.
United States Army 1 1910s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s U. S. Army photos of Jackson Barracks after the 1915 hurricane, soldiers in Vietnam, Camp Leroy Johnson and the Naval Air Station, New Orleans Army Terminal, Brigadier General and Mayor DeLesseps S. Morrison at the National Defense Resources Conference and multiple Civilian Aides Conferences (including an album from Fort Benning, GA), the VFW auxiliary in 1941, and an unidentified military banquet at the Roosevelt Hotel.
United States Navy 1 1930s; 1950s; 1960s U. S. Navy photographs of the Navy reconstruction of Alvin Callender Field in Belle Chasse, Callender when it was still the New Orleans Municipal Airport in 1930, Callender after it became the Joint Air Reserve Training Center, Mayor Victor Schiro with Navy officers, and the United States Naval Air Station in Olathe, Kansas.
Universities & Colleges - Assorted 1 1890s; 1950s; 1960s Universities in New Orleans and Louisiana including Southern University New Orleans (featuring Dr. Bashful and the faux-abduction of Governor McKeithen), Baptist Theological Seminary, Holy Cross College, and Sacred Heart College in Convent, Louisiana.
Universities & Colleges - Delgado 1 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s Delgado Trade and Technical Institute (Trades School) and Delgado Vocational Rehabilitation Center buildings, students, teachers, and a wide variety of subjects such as welding, gardening, carpentry, electronic repair, automotive repair, drafting, printing, machining, and more.
Universities & Colleges - Dillard 1 1960s Dillard University buildings including Albert W. Dent Hall, Kearney Hall Student Union, Will W. Alexander Library, and Kearney Terrace.
Universities & Colleges - LSU 1 1950s; 1960s; 1970s Louisiana State University campuses, including the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, the LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans, LSU in Baton Rouge, and several portraits of football players for the LSU Tigers in the 1960s.
Universities & Colleges - Loyola 1 1950s; 1960s Various buildings at Loyola University, including Danna Student Center, Buddig Women's Residence Hall, Biever Men's Residence Hall, Loyola Law School, the Science Complex, utilities buildings, and Thomas Jesuit Residence Hall; also including those inherited from the closed St. Mary's Dominican College such as Alumnae Hall, the SMDC library, Cabra Hall, and a scale model of the campus; and student graduation and activities.
Universities & Colleges - Tulane 1 1900s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s Tulane University images including a model of the Assembly Center by architecture students, Alumni House, Bruff Commons, Pierce Butler House, Favrot Field House, Gibson Hall, W5YU Tulane Television, Pi Kappa Alpha House, Tulane Homecoming in 1970, Coach Andy Pilney, a 1973 Tulane-LSU game, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library (old and new), the infirmary, proposed Law Center, Married Student Apartments, Monroe Residence Hall, the parking garage, Phelps and Irby Houses, the power plant, the Delta Regional Primate Research Center, a Science Center, the University Center, and several proposal sketches from architects Curtis and Davis, Diboll-Kessels, Koch and Wilson, and Thompson B. Burk and Associates.
Universities & Colleges - Tulane - Newcomb 1 1890s; 1950s Newcomb College at Tulane including the food services building, H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, Newcomb Residence Hall, and Newcomb Hall.
Universities & Colleges - Tulane Medical School 1 1890s; 1950s; 1960s Tulane Medical School Medical Department on Canal Street, medical school apartments, a 1954 addition, a proposed 1960 addition, the Hutchinson Memorial addition, the parking garage, and three doctors viewing an x-ray.
Universities & Colleges - UNO 1 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s University of New Orleans (UNO/LSUNO)images including the Liberal Arts Building, Health and Physical Education Center, the Science Building, Earl K. Long Library, aerial plans and shots, the Administration Building, the Dining Hall, a dormitory, Drama, Fine Arts and Music Building, Mayor Victor Schiro and Dr. Homer L. Hitt, the Education and Business Building, Special Education Research and Evaluation Building, the University Center, and a 1988 rally for Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis at the Lakefront Arena.
Universities & Colleges - Xavier 1 1960s; 1970s Xavier University including Jazz Lab Band members, a women's residence hall, a drawing of the student center, and an aerial view of existing and proposed buildings.
Vieux Carre 1 - Jackson Square and Surroundings 1 1900s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s Jackson Square and the surrounding area including De Gaulle Fountain, the statue of Andrew Jackson, the St. Louis Cathedral, the Pontalba Apartments, the Cabildo, and the Presbytere. Includes single photos of Bourbon Street and the Octoroon Ballroom.
Vieux Carre 2 - French Market and Surroundings 1 1880s; 1890s; 1900s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s The French Market and its surroundings including Café Du Monde, the Moonwalk, Jax Brewery, and the riverfront. Includes French Market renovation photos from the 1960s.
Vieux Carre 3 - Streets 1 1880s; 1890s; 1900s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s Vieux Carre streets including Burgundy, Bourbon, Bienville, St. Ann, Chartres, Conti, Dauphine, Ursulines, Toulouse, Decatur, Dumaine, Orleans, Pirate's Alley, Rampart, Royal, Iberville, St. Peter, Wilkinson, and D. H. Holmes properties abutting Canal.
Vieux Carre 4 - Buildings and Architecture 1 1880s; 1890s; 1900s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s Buildings and architectural details in the Vieux Carre including Lafitte's Blacksmith, the Old Absinthe House, the Royal Orleans Hotel, Galatoire's, the Miltenberger Mansion, the Oliver House, Le Monnier House, "an old Spanish house", "the first drugstore established under French regime", the New Orleans Mint, Beauregard House, Napoleon House, Madame John's Legacy, Old Ursuline Convent, the Pontalba Apartments, Hotel Royal/St. Louis Hotel, the French Opera House, the St. Phillip Theatre/Opera House, the Orleans Opera House, assorted buildings in multiple styles, before and after photos from the Vieux Carre Commission, Place d'Armes, Broome Printing House, 35mm negative sheets of many houses, Casa Hove, railings and ironwork including one cornstalk fence, fountains and courtyards, the Patio Royale, the Spanish Patio, interior shots of the Pharmacy Museum, and the Bosque Patio.
Vieux Carre 5 - Misc. 1 1950s Groups of people at French Quarter ceremonies including the dedication of Spanish street marker tiles with Victor Schiro, and the 1956 Restoration Honor Award of the Vieux Carre Commission.
World's Fair 1984 1 1980s The 1984 World's Fair including the building site in 1982, the pelican mascot, Piazza D'Italia, a Law Enforcement Day parade, a Maule Rocket M-6 plane purchased by Metro Scan Traffic Network, Mayor Dutch Morial with the pelican mascot, the Goodyear Blimp, gondolas across the Mississippi, traffic on the I-10, an invitation to the City of Atlanta, and a large group photo with Mayor Dutch Morial.

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Coded: 11/9/2018 -- Amanda Fallis