The Louisiana Division/City Archives Photograph Collection includes over 40,000 individual
negatives and slides. The collections are only partially represented below, but inventories and other finding
aids for the photograph collection will be added to these pages as they become available.
Visit our NEW Louisiana Division/City Archives Digital Collections site
We have begun migrating our photograph collections (and other digital collections) to a new site, which allows searching across collections. Additional collections will move to this site over the coming months. If you don't find what you need there, search the photograph collections linked in the list on this page below.LINK HERE to access the new site.
To do a keyword search for photographs in the collections linked below, LINK HERE.
This keyword search will probably turn up non-image links,
but it will also find any images attached to the keywords you enter. Including the word "photograph" in your search string will help to eliminate bad hits.
Please note: As we migrate collections from this page to the new Digital Collections site, you may get a "404 - File or directory not found" message when you click on some of the links resulting from a search done from the search utility above. If you get the error message, it means that the collection has been moved into the new site. Go to the new site and do your search from there.
Link here for information on obtaining reproductions
In the list below, indicates a collection that has been moved to the new site.
General Interest Collection
- Arranged by general subject heading, these photographs were
collected from numerous sources.
Recently Processed Additions to the Louisiana
Municipal Government Collection
- Arranged under the city agency that produced or
collected the photographs.
Mayors of New Orleans
- City Agencies
- Aerial photographs of New Orleans, ca. 1949
- Aerial photographs of New Orleans, 1960 (sample)
- Audubon Park Commission Photographs (sample)
- Chief Administrative Office Photographs, ca. 1961-1968
- City Civil Service Department Photographs, 1952-1973
- City Council Photographs, ca. 1948-1979
- City Decorator Photographs, ca. 1950s-1960s
- City Planning Commission
- Department of Finance Photographs, 1950s-1970s
- Department of Parks and Parkways Photographs
- New Orleans (La.) Board of Commissioners of the McDonogh School Fund
- New Orleans Fire Department Photographs, ca. 1950s-1970s
- New Orleans Public Library Photographs
- New Orleans Recreation Department Scrapbook Photographs,
- Office of Civil Defense Photographs, ca. 1955-1971
- Slides, ca. 1940s-1950s
- Photographs Arranged by Street Names, ca. 1929-1959 (bulk 1950-1959)
- An artificial collection of prints larger than 8x10. These are arranged
in a single numerical sequence for which an index is in progress.
- Individual collections organized by name of photographer or collector.
The larger collections are further subdivided by general subject heading.
- Allison, Alexander Collection, ca. 1905-1915; 1948-1952
- Barker, William J. Collection, ca. 1919-1938
- Binnings, David S. Collection, 1965-1967
- Bowman, Dewey Collection, ca. 1960
- Contact Print Collection, ca. 1912-1915
- Cooper, Mark J. Collection, 1978-1991
- Coquille, John Hypolite--Martin Behrman Album, ca. 1910
- Colwell, Hester Reissig Collection, 1937 & 1938
- Detruit, Lise Marthe Collection, 1949-1950
- Durkee, Cornelius Collection, 1901
- An Excursion to Grand Isle, Louisiana, 1906
- Fischer, David Barrow Collection
- Flaherty, A. J. Collection, ca. 1978-1983
- French stereographs
- Gulledge, Dorothy Violet, 1947-1973
- Howell, Wilson S. Collection, 1890-1891
- Jefferson Davis Funeral Album, 1889
- Johnson, Harry D. Collection ca. 1890-1920
- Keenan, Walter Cook Collection, ca. 1937-1952
- Koch and Wilson Photograph Collection, ca. 1979
- Long, Huey P. Photograph Album
- Marks, Grauman Collection, 1950s-1960s
- Martin, Earl S. Collection, 1937
- Martin, Lawrence L. Collection, 1946
- Mugnier, George Francois Collection, ca. 1880-1910
- New Orleans Cotton Exchange
- Porter, Marion James Collection, early 1960s
- Poydras Asylum Photographs, 1938
- Ragas, Haynes S. Collection, 1955-1958
- Stereographs, ca. 1865-1925
- Tallant, Robert Collection, ca. 1930's-1950's
- Teunisson, John N. Collection, 1896-1910
- Tews, Mary-Kate Lorenz Papers: Photographs, 1982-1996
- WPA Photograph Collection, 1936-1942
- Wilbert, Fred Collection, 1941-1945
- Williams, C. Milo Collection, ca. 1890-1910
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