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Rudolf Hertzberg Louisiana Architecture Photograph Collection

Identifier: SEAA-079

Scope and Contents

This collection includes hundreds of 5”x7” contact prints, several 8”x10” prints, and associated glass plate negatives of Louisiana architecture, made by New Orleans civil engineer Rudolf Hertzberg. Views are mostly of New Orleans buildings, with a few Louisiana plantation houses. Negatives were made to illustrate the book New Orleans and Its Environs by Italo William Ricciuti (New York, 1938).


  • 1937


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is the physical property of Tulane University Special Collections. Copyright belongs to the creators or their legal heirs and assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or owner’s heir for permission to publish where Tulane University Special Collections does not hold the copyright. For further information, please contact Research Services at

Biographical / Historical

Hertzberg was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and attended Tulane School of Engineering in 1926.


3.98 Linear Feet (2 albums, 1 box)

Language of Materials



Collection files are mostly arranged alphabetically by street address, then organized numerically by address number within the files. Places outside New Orleans are arranged by town name.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Photographs were given by Rudolf Hertzberg to the Tulane School of Architecture, which transferred them to Howard-Tilton Library, where they were then transferred to SEAA in 1980.

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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US