Mary-Kate Lorenz Tews Papers: Photographs

Louisiana Division
New Orleans Public Library

Date range: 1982-1996
Size of collection: 1,197; 4 boxes (unprocessed) color slides; ca. 134 prints
Source of Acquisition: Donation of Mary-Kate and Tom Tews
Terms of Access: Available to registered researchers by appointment


Several hundred prints and more than two thousand 35mm slides that came with the Tews papers. The processed photographs comprise 1197 color slides. Most of the photographs deal with the Louisiana World Exposition, including many examples of work submitted by individuals participating or hoping to participate in the International Water Sculpture Competition (the bulk of the unprocessed slides fall into this general category). Smaller numbers of personal photographs, including some from trips outside the U.S., are also included.


The processed slides are arranged into the following series: Atlanta, Canada, Family, France, General (further divided into subseries), Italy, Knoxville International Energy Exposition, Louisiana World Exposition, Spain, Universal Exposition of Seville (Expo '92), and Wisconsin. Some of the slides were captioned by Mrs. Tews, who wrote the identifications and/or the date of the photograph on the slide mounts themselves. Additional information and comments were added to the inventory of slides during processing. We have digitized a sampling from the original slides, mostly from the Louisiana World Exposition series.

Also included are four boxes of color slides showing the work of contestants in the LWE International Water Sculpture competition. Since these are, for the most part, unrelated to the Exposition itself, processing has been deferred.

Also included are ca. 134 prints (color and black & white, in varying sizes), mostly dealing with LWE matters (many of which are probably also represented in the slide collection) but also including smaller groups relating to the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) and Mrs. Tews' personal life.


Color Slides

Atlanta, 1993-1996

Canada, 1990

Family, 1990-1991

France, 1992

General, 1982-1992

Italy, undated

Knoxville International Energy Exposition, 1982

Louisiana World Exposition, 1982-1996

Spain, 1992

Universal Exposition of Seville (Expo '92), 1992

Wisconsin, 1990

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