New Orleans Public Library
City Archives/Louisiana Division
Louisiana Division/City Archives Photograph Collection
The Louisiana Division/City Archives Photograph Collection includes over 40,000 individual photographic prints, 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.

To search for photographs by keyword, 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.

Link here for information on obtaining reproductions


General Interest Collection

Arranged by general subject heading, these photographs were collected from numerous sources.

Recently Processed Additions to the Louisiana Photograph Collection

Municipal Government Collection

Arranged under the city agency that produced or collected the photographs.

Mayors of New Orleans

City Agencies

Oversize Collection

An artificial collection of prints larger than 8x10. These are arranged in a single numerical sequence for which an index is in progress.

Special Collections

Individual collections organized by name of photographer or collector. The larger collections are further subdivided by general subject heading.

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Updated 3/12/2014