Louisiana Image Collection
Scope and Contents
Restrictions on Access
Conditions Governing Use
100 Linear Feet (204 boxes)
Language of Materials
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Series 1: Places
This series is organized first alphabetically by town or city name. Of the places in Louisiana covered, the most extensive is New Orleans, which spans boxes 3 through to 18 and is organized alphabetically by topic as follows: asylums, banks and exchanges, bars, churches, cemeteries, courtyards, government buildings, hospitals, hotels, landmarks, libraries, markets, museums, neighborhoods, office buildings, parks and squares, residences, retail stores, schools, signage, streets, transportation, universities and colleges, and views. Plantations, bridges, and forts come after towns/cities and span boxes 20 through 25.
Series 2: People, Monuments, and Organizations
This series categorizes people first by occupation, and then, when no occupation is discernable, by photo category (e.g. school photos, leisure, individuals, groups, etc.). This is followed by monuments and then organizations, which are both arranged alphabetically. Where applicable, alphabetical ordering is by last name first.
Series 3: Events, Industries, Flora and Fauna
This series is organized with events first, then industries, followed by flora and fauna. Events are organized by type (celebrations, disasters, military events, pastimes, political events), industries are organized by type (construction, fruits and vegetables, ironwork, lumber, mining, petroleum, sugar, factories, maritime activity). Boxes 34 and 35 contain photos of "maritime activity" which includes shipping of goods from various industries and various ships and boats.
Series 4: Postcards
This series is organized into three separate sections (1) New Orleans (2) Cities and Towns in Louisiana; and (3) Louisiana (General). Material within each section is organized topically in alphabetical order and rouhly follows the organization of series 1.
Series 5: Portraits
This series is organized alphabetically by last name with separate folders for each subject.
Series 6: Huber Images
This series composed of a collection donated by New Orleans businessman, historian, civic leader, and writer Leonard V. Huber (1903-1984). It is organized topically in alphabetical order.
Series 7: Oversize Images
Series 7 roughly follows the organization of the preceding series in total.
Series 8: Joseph Jones Steamboat Collection
Series 8 is arranged in three sub-series: Steamboats, People, and Places. Each sub-series is arranged alphabetically by name.
Series 9: Carnival Series
This series is arranged alphabetically by Krewe name. Non-krewe images are titled with a basic description of the photograph and arranged alphabetically.
Series 10: Trade Cards
The Trade Cards series is arranged alphabetically by consumer products.
Series 11: Joseph H. Epstein, Jr., collection of New Orleans commercial real estate photographs
Joseph H. Epstein, Jr., collection series is arranged alphabetically by street names. This series spans boxes 202 and 203.
Series 12: Photographs for "The Rooster."
Photographs for "The Rooster" series is arranged alphabetically by place.This series comprises box 204.
- Louisiana Image collection finding aid
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- Original by Kyle DeCoste. Additions by Leon Miller and Stephanie Jolissaint.
- 2016 July 22
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