Louisiana Historical Photographs of the State Library

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Title:Louisiana historical photographs of the State Library

The Historic Photograph Collection of the State Library of Louisiana features predominantly black and white photographs from 1930s to 1970s. There is a strong emphasis on photographs of notable Louisiana personalities governors, artists, authors and musicians. Historic buildings and other architectural gems, such as plantations and churches, are included. Because Louisiana has long had historic ties to the military, the collection includes the 1940 Maneuvers as well as various military facilities. The recreational aspects of the "The Sportsman's Paradise" are emphasized with images of hunting, fishing, and camping. The civil rights-related photographs depict a Klan rally in Baton Rouge, Judge J. Minor Wisdom, and a riot in Bogalusa.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Black-and-white photographs | StillImage
Subjects:African Americans--Civil rights | Bogalusa (La.)--Race relations | African Americans--Segregation--Louisiana | Baton Rouge (La.)--Race relations | Civil rights movements--Louisiana--History--20th century | Demonstrations--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Segregation--Louisiana | Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) | White supremacy movements--Louisiana | United States, Louisiana, East Baton Rouge Parish, Baton Rouge, 30.4507462, -91.154551 | United States, Louisiana, Washington Parish, Bogalusa, 30.7910204, -89.8486858 | United States, Louisiana, East Baton Rouge Parish, 30.5382396, -91.0956166 | United States, Louisiana, Washington Parish, 30.8337523, -90.0721467
Institution:State Library of Louisiana
Contributors:State Library of Louisiana
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