New Orleans Public Library
Date range: ca. 1919-1938
Size of collection: 45 prints
Source: Donations, 2000, 2002
Terms of Access: Available to registered researchers by appointment
Copyright Information: Please discuss with an archivist in the Louisiana Division
William James Barker was born in New Orleans on June 10, 1898. He was the son of William H. Barker (1868-1938) and Mathilda Schild Barker (d. 1964). While in New Orleans he lived in the Algiers section and worked as a salesman and also as a photographer. William J. Barker apparently left New Orleans during the 1930s and moved to North Carolina where he married Lula Brady (1902-2000). They later adopted a son, Donald.
William J. Barker's photographs document his family and friends, the New Orleans riverfront, Algiers, and New Orleans mostly during the 1920s and 1930s.
The prints were scanned as grayscale images at 400 dpi on a Microtek X6 scanner and saved as TIFFs using Photoshop 5.0. The TIFFs are being retained as archival masters. Photoshop was also used to produce edited 600 pixel JPEGs and the 150 pixel JPEG thumbnails displayed below.
Click on a listing below to see a page of thumbnails with captions and links to larger images.
The Barker Family
The West Bank, New Orleans, and Unidentified
coded:8/2002 coded by: Wayne Everard