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.

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.

In the list below, indicates a collection that has been moved to the new site.

Link here for information on obtaining reproductions


General Interest Collection

Arranged by general subject heading, these photographs were collected from numerous sources and have not been fully digitized. Please click the link above to see a folder listing.

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 7/31/2016