Alexander Allison Photograph Collection
New Orleans Public Library

The River

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Thumbnail Series Subseries Image # (click to view) Allison's Description Date Additional Description Original Location
The River Wharves, Docks, Etc. Photograph 1 Stern-wheel steamboat 1899 The Gem I 01
The River Wharves, Docks, Etc. Photograph 2 Harbor tug 1899
I 02
The River Wharves, Docks, Etc. Photograph 3 Ships at anchor, waiting for a dock 1900
I 03
The River Wharves, Docks, Etc. Photograph 4 Craft of various types 1905 A freighter I 04
The River Wharves, Docks, Etc. Photograph 5 Craft of various types 1905 Stern-wheel steamboat Lafourche I 05
The River Wharves, Docks, Etc. Photograph 7 Craft of various types 1905 A tug boat, a dredge, and a French warship I 06
The River Wharves, Docks, Etc. Photograph 8 Craft of various types 1905 The Shenango I 07
The River Wharves, Docks, Etc. Photograph 9 The wake of the Canal Street ferry 1905 The Algiers court house in the background I 08
The River Wharves, Docks, Etc. Photograph 10 Cromwell liner, "Louisiana," sunk at her berth 1905
I 09
The River Wharves, Docks, Etc. Photograph 6 Cromwell liner, "Louisiana," sunk at her berth 1905 S.S. Grover Cleveland in the foreground I 10
The River Wharves, Docks, Etc. Photograph 11 Downriver from Huey Long bridge 1952/October 12
I 11
The River The banks of the Mississippi
American Sugar Refinery from the River 1905 MISSING PHOTOGRAPH II 01
The River The banks of the Mississippi Photograph 16 North Peters at Reynes 1905
II 02
The River The banks of the Mississippi Photograph 14 Away downtown 1905-1910 Area of North Peters and Flood Streets; the local Kneipp Water Cure (Cure D'Eau) is shown at the center II 03
The River The banks of the Mississippi Photograph 15 Away downtown 1905-1910 The building at center is probably the Bethlehem Orphan Asylum at Andry and North Peters Streets II 04
The River The banks of the Mississippi Photograph 13 East bank, below the city 1905-1910 The new American Sugar Refinery under construction in Arabi II 05
The River The banks of the Mississippi Photograph 17 East bank, below the city 1905-1910
II 06
The River The banks of the Mississippi Photograph 19 East bank, below the city 1905-1910 This view appears actually to show the riverfront in New Orleans, upriver from Canal Street II 07
The River The banks of the Mississippi Photograph 22 East bank, below the city 1905-1910 This MAY show the entrance to the Lake Borgne Canal (or Violet Canal) from the River II 07a
The River The banks of the Mississippi Photograph 20 East bank, below the city 1905-1910
II 08
The River The banks of the Mississippi Photograph 21 East bank, below the city 1905-1910
II 09
The River The banks of the Mississippi Photograph 18 West bank, Algiers 1900 Actually shows Harvey's Castle adjacent to what is now the Harvey Canal, upriver from Algiers II 10
The River The banks of the Mississippi Photograph 23 Both banks, looking upstreat 1905-1910 Actually appears to be looking downstream with Algiers Point on the left II 11
The River The banks of the Mississippi Photograph 24 Both banks, looking upstreat 1905-1910 Actually appears to be looking downstream towards the new American Sugar Refinery II 12
The River The banks of the Mississippi Photograph 25 Ships' graveyard, Algiers Point 1905-1915
III 01
The River The banks of the Mississippi Photograph 26 Ships' graveyard, Algiers Point 1905-1915
III 02
The River The banks of the Mississippi Photograph 27 The Levee, looking downstream from near Carrollton Avenue 1900/Spring
III 03
The River The banks of the Mississippi Photograph 28 The Levee, looking downstream from near Carrollton Avenue 1948
III 04
The River The banks of the Mississippi Photograph 29 Business Section seen from Egania Street, twice across the River 1953
III 05
The River The banks of the Mississippi Photograph 30 Inter-coastal Canal Locks, Harvey, Louisiana 1954/March Actually the Intracoastal Canal III 06
The River Along the Levees Photograph 31 Cotton dray, foot of Canal Street 1905-1910
IV 01
The River Along the Levees Photograph 32 Sugar, old refinery in background 1905-1910 The Louisville & Nashville Railroad depot and sheds are shown in the foreground IV 02
The River Along the Levees Photograph 33 Foot of Canal Street 1905-1910
IV 03
The River Along the Levees Photograph 34 Arrival of Rex is due soon 1905-1910
IV 04
The River Along the Levees Photograph 35 Steamboats--H. M. Carter 1905-1910
IV 05
The River Along the Levees Photograph 36 Steamboats and Cotton 1905-1910
IV 06
The River Along the Levees Photograph 37 Steamboats and Cotton 1905-1910 The steamboat Natchez is shown; negative missing--image scanned from the existing print IV 07
The River Along the Levees
Steamboats and Cotton 1905-1910 MISSING PHOTOGRAPH IV 08
The River Along the Levees Photograph 39 Steamboats and Cotton and Sugar 1905-1910 Steamboat Bob Blanks is shown IV 09
The River Along the Levees Photograph 40 Steamboat Landing, below Canal Street Ferry 1905-1910
IV 10
The River Along the Levees Photograph 41 Canal Street Ferry Landing 1905
IV 11
The River Along the Levees Photograph 42 Canal Street Ferry Landing 1948
IV 12
The River Wharves, Sheds, Docks Photograph 43 Foot of Canal Street 1905-1910
V 01
The River Wharves, Sheds, Docks Photograph 44 At Poydras Street 1905-1910 Steamboat H. M. Carter is shown V 02
The River Wharves, Sheds, Docks Photograph 45 Ship at wharf 1905-1910
V 03
The River Wharves, Sheds, Docks Photograph 46 Ship at wharf 1905-1910 The Michigan (appears to be a freighter) V 04
The River Wharves, Sheds, Docks Photograph 47 Dock Board sheds 1905-1910
V 05
The River Wharves, Sheds, Docks Photograph 48 Dock Board sheds 1905-1910
V 06
The River Wharves, Sheds, Docks Photograph 49 Dock Board sheds 1905-1910 Interior view (possibly the Poydras Street wharf) V 07
The River Wharves, Sheds, Docks Photograph 50 Stuyvesant Docks 1905-1910
V 08
The River Wharves, Sheds, Docks Photograph 51 Stuyvesant Docks 1905-1910
V 09
The River Wharves, Sheds, Docks Photograph 52 Stuyvesant Docks 1905-1910
V 10
The River Wharves, Sheds, Docks Photograph 53 Stuyvesant Docks 1905-1910
V 11
The River Wharves, Sheds, Docks Photograph 54 Poydras Street shed, looking downstream 1948 Showing the viaduct that once offered access over the railroad tracks to the Poydras Street and other uptown wharves. V 12
The River Wharves, Sheds, Docks Photograph 55 Eads Plaza, at foot of Canal Street 1948 Offers a good view of the pedestrian walkway over the L&N Railroad tracks to the Canal Street ferry landing VI 01
The River Wharves, Sheds, Docks Photograph 56 Canal Street Ferry Landing 1948 The S.S. President appears in this photograph VI 02
The River Wharves, Sheds, Docks Photograph 58 Alcoa--Bienville Street Shed, river side 1948
VI 03
The River Wharves, Sheds, Docks Photograph 57 Alcoa--Bienville Street Shed, land side 1948
VI 04
The River Wharves, Sheds, Docks Photograph 59 Industrial Canal, at river end 1948 Holy Cross College and part of the Holy Cross neighborhood in the Lower Ninth Ward are shown VI 05
The River Wharves, Sheds, Docks Photograph 60 Industrial Canal, North towards St. Claude Avenue 1948 Part of the Holy Cross neighborhood in the Lower Ninth Ward is shown VI 06
The River Wharves, Sheds, Docks Photograph 61 Industrial Canal, a tow entering from the River 1953 The city's 1953 skyline is visible in the background VI 07
The River Wharves, Sheds, Docks Photograph 62 Banana unloader 1953
VI 08
The River Wharves, Sheds, Docks Photograph 63 S.S. Orinoco at Poydras Street Shed 1953 Actually the Rio Orinoco out of the port of La Guaira, Venezuela VI 09
The River Wharves, Sheds, Docks Photograph 64 Grain Elevator 1954/March
VI 10
The River Wharves, Sheds, Docks Photograph 65 Banana unloaders at Thalia Street 1956/April
VI 11
The River New Orleans--Low Water--High Water Photograph 66 Low river at Carrollton undated by Allison
VII 01
The River New Orleans--Low Water--High Water Photograph 67 High river at Carrollton 1900
VII 02
The River New Orleans--Low Water--High Water Photograph 68 High river at Carrollton 1900
VII 03
The River New Orleans--Low Water--High Water Photograph 69 High river at Carrollton 1900
VII 04
The River New Orleans--Low Water--High Water Photograph 70 High river at Carrollton 1900
VII 05
The River New Orleans--Low Water--High Water Photograph 71 High river at Carrollton 1900
VII 06
The River New Orleans--Low Water--High Water Photograph 72 High river at Carrollton 1900
VII 07
The River New Orleans--Low Water--High Water Photograph 74 High river near Jackson Avenue 1900
VII 08
The River New Orleans--Low Water--High Water Photograph 73 High river near Jackson Avenue 1900
VII 09
The River New Orleans--Low Water--High Water Photograph 75 High river near Jackson Avenue 1900
VII 10
The River New Orleans--Low Water--High Water Photograph 76 Ship at flooded wharf 1900
VII 11
The River New Orleans--Low Water--High Water Photograph 77 Driftwood at ferry landing 1900 Perhaps the Walnut Street ferry? VII 12
The River New Orleans--Low Water--High Water Photograph 78 Flooded wharves, sand bag levees--near Canal Street undated
VIII 01
The River New Orleans--Low Water--High Water Photograph 79 Flooded wharves, sand bag levees--near Canal Street undated
VIII 02
The River New Orleans--Low Water--High Water Photograph 80 Strengthening Third District levee undated
VIII 03
The River New Orleans--Low Water--High Water Photograph 81 Strengthening Third District levee undated
VIII 04
The River Visitors in the Harbor Photograph 82 U.S.S. Olympia 1890
IX 01
The River Visitors in the Harbor Photograph 83 General view 1905-1915
IX 02
The River Visitors in the Harbor Photograph 84 General view 1905-1915
IX 03
The River Visitors in the Harbor
U.S.S. Brooklyn and others 1905-1915 MISSING PHOTOGRAPH(?) IX 04
The River Visitors in the Harbor
U.S.S. Brooklyn and others 1905-1915 MISSING PHOTOGRAPH(?) IX 05
The River Visitors in the Harbor Photograph 87 Small boat of French cruiser 1905-1915
IX 06
The River Visitors in the Harbor
Various 1905-1915 MISSING PHOTOGRPAH(?) IX 07
The River Visitors in the Harbor Photograph 89 Freighter, "Constitution," and "Arkansas" 1932
IX 08
The River Visitors in the Harbor Photograph 90 [U.S.S.] Constitution--"Old Ironsides" 1932
IX 09
The River Visitors in the Harbor Photograph 91 U.S.S. Arkansas 1932
IX 10
The River Visitors in the Harbor Photograph 92 U.S.S. Arkansas--On Board 1932
IX 11
The River Visitors in the Harbor Photograph 93 U.S.S. Louisiana(?) undated This image does not appear to be included on Allison's descriptive list of photographs [IX 12]
The River Visitors in the Harbor Photograph 94 French cruiser undated This image does not appear to be included on Allison's descriptive list of photographs [IX 13]
The River Visitors in the Harbor Photograph 95 U.S.S. Tennessee(?) and the Belle of the Bends undated This image does not appear to be included on Allison's descriptive list of photographs [IX 14]


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