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Alfred and William Waud Collection. The London-born Wauds' specialty was producing drawings—from quick sketches to finished works—of places, people, and events ased to them by editors. These drawings were the basis for wood-engraved illustrations in the periodicals published by their employers. Alfred Waud was hired by the New York Illustrated News inand he remained with the News for nearly two years covering the opening months of the Civil War before ing the staff of Harper's Weekly in early The Waud Collection presents a visually fascinating history of America in the midth century, covering subjects as diverse as the reconstructed South and the townships that dotted both banks of the nation's largest river system.
Charles L. Franck was a commercial photographer in New Orleans whose individual career and successors covered all but the first decade of the 20th century.
Inhis studio was purchased by Alfred L. Bertacci Sr. Tens of thousands of photographs and negatives from the Franck and Franck-Bertacci studios, held by THNOC, chronicle the face and growth of Louisiana, and New Orleans in particular, during the 20th century. The change of the city through its photographed character focuses on major industries the port, construction, transportation during a period of racial integration, labor disputes, and urban growth.
Social and cultural events—Mardi Gras, weddings, private parties—all feature in the collection as well. As the Franck Collection approaches the present day, the photographs of major building projects the Louisiana Superdome, bridges across the Mississippi River, nuclear power plants, and petrochemical complexes touch on issues of suburban and exurban expansion, and environmental issues. Clarence John Laughlin Photograph Collection. The Historic New Orleans Collection is the major repository for the photographs and writings of pioneer surrealist and experimental photographer Clarence John Laughlin —a native of Louisiana.
Included in this digital collection are master prints, work prints, unique collages, and color experiments, as well as selected images by other photographers. The Laughlin Collection chronicles an active career that stretched from the early s through the late s. Free people of color--people of African descent who lived in colonial and antebellum America and were born free or escaped the bonds of slavery before it was abolished in made ificant contributions to the economies and cultures of the communities in which they lived.
The project is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. So far, the Gulf South Field Study has only scratched the surface of the rich cultural material that survives in the region. In addition to expanding into new physical areas, DAGS also seeks to explore new material evidence of the cultural diversity represented in the Gulf South. As catag efforts continue, new information and images will be added to this database in order to draw attention to the objects and to the research possibilities that they present.
John T. Mendes Photograph Collectio n. Between and the mids, John Tibule Mendes — was a consistent and curious observer of life in New Orleans. Nelson in Waldemar and Opal Nelson were Mendes's neighbors and ultimately purchased his house, finding there a box containing his negatives. Mendes appears to have been purely an amateur photographer; his photographs capture children at play, Mardi Gras, street scenes, the demolition of historic buildings, and news events of his day.
Although a handful of the negatives are ed by Mendes as one would do in order to identify authorship upon publicationno records indicate that these photographs or any others he made were published in his lifetime. The photographer's unillustrated self-published memoir, Dogs in My Lifeemphasizes the canine pets that served as Mendes's companions over the course of six decades, but also provides background information about his life. Photographs of dogs appear throughout the range of Mendes's work but are no more prevalent than his depictions of everyday life in early 20th-century New Orleans.
Louisiana Decoys and Wildfowl Artifacts. The collection celebrates the talent and dedication of the artists who devoted themselves to this region's distinct carving traditions. The Historic New Orleans Collection has extensive holdings of ificant manuscript and printed maps. Kemper Williams, in the s and '30s.
Since then considerable additions have been made including a wide range of maps dating from early colonial times to the present. Painting in Louisiana from The Historic New Orleans Collection consists of several hundred paintings, including oils and watercolors by Louisiana and Southern artists. The paintings held by THNOC have a pronounced historical interest, documenting persons, places, and events in Louisiana and by implication, the Gulf South. As a whole, the THNOC painting collection forms a visual narrative of the origins and development of art and society in Louisiana.
Leon Trice Photograph Collection. Leon Trice Jr. In the s Trice was a photographer with the Associated Press, and he became known for his photos of Huey P. Long and his political circle. Trice opened his own studio in and continued his career with specialties in sports and commercial photography. Trice is also known for his striking studio portraits of white Mardi Gras royalty, debutantes, brides, and children.
Outside the studio he captured the daily lives of white Louisiana citizens and social events. Toggle. Louisiana Digital Library. Alfred and William Waud Collection The London-born Wauds' specialty was producing drawings—from quick sketches to finished works—of places, people, and events ased to them by editors. Clarence John Laughlin Photograph Collection The Historic New Orleans Collection is the major repository for the photographs and writings of pioneer surrealist and experimental photographer Clarence John Laughlin —a native of Louisiana.
Free People of Color in Louisiana: Revealing an Unknown Past Free people of color--people of African descent who lived in colonial and antebellum America and were born free or escaped the bonds of slavery before it was abolished in made ificant contributions to the economies and cultures of the communities in which they lived.
Mendes Photograph Collectio n Between and the mids, John Tibule Mendes — was a consistent and curious observer of life in New Orleans.Family chronicles dating old photographs
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