Browse Images on KnowLA

KnowLA contains more than 1,100 images, which have been contributed from many organization in Louisiana and outside of the state. The images are presented here in alphabetical order.


 

Mac Rebennack AKA Dr. John

Dr. John - Photograph - Michael P. Smith

Mac "Dr. John" Rebennack performed at the 1983 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. In the 1980s, Rebennack treated audiences to his boogie woogie piano style. ZoomifyView »

Sister Gertrude Morgan

Smith, Michael P - Photograph - Sister Gertrude Morgan

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Rice Harvest

William Walker Aiken, - Painting - "Rice Harvest"

"Rice Harvest" is an 1885 painting by artist William Aiken Walker. View »

1811 Revolt

1811 Revolt - Painting - Depicts the 1811 German Coast Uprising

An artist's interpretation of the 1811 German Coast slave uprising. ZoomifyView »

“The Shark River”

1927 Flood - Photograph - “The Shark River”

The Coast Guard boat "The Shark River" is used to evacuate flood victims from the Long Bridge area of Avoyelles Parish during the 1927 flood. ZoomifyView »

A Boat with a  barber chair in Melville Louisiana

1927 Flood - Photograph - A Boat with a barber chair in Melville Louisiana

A photograph of a boat with a barber chair in Melville Louisiana during the great flood of 1927. Written on photo: "Portable Barber Shop, Melville, LA." M-84 ZoomifyView »

A Cajun-style house inundated by flood waters during 1927 flood

1927 Flood - Photograph - A Cajun-style house inundated by flood waters

A Cajun-style house in Avoyelles Parish inundated by flood waters during the 1927 flood. ZoomifyView »

Flooded home in Melville Louisiana during the Great Flood of 1927.

1927 Flood - Photograph - Flooded home in Melville Louisiana.

A photograph depicting flooding in Melville, Louisiana, during the Great Flood of 1927. Written on photo: One of Melville's finest homes. M-82. This is the residence of the McNeils at Melville - It is a two story house. ZoomifyView »

Flooding in Melville Louisiana during the Great Flood of 1927.

1927 Flood - Photograph - Flooding in Melville Louisiana.

Flooded buildings in Melville, Louisiana, during the Great Flood of 1927. ZoomifyView »

Tent city for refugees at Mansura, during the 1927 flood

1927 Flood - Photograph - Tent city for refugees at Mansura

A "tent city" maintained by the Red Cross for refugees at Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, during the 1927 flood. ZoomifyView »

Tent city for refugees at Marksville, during the 1927 flood.

1927 Flood - Photograph - Tent city for refugees at Marksville

A "tent city" maintained by the Red Cross for refugees at Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, during the 1927 flood. ZoomifyView »

The Evangeline Oak during the 1927 flood

1927 Flood - Photograph - The Evangeline Oak in St. Martinville

A photograph of the Evangeline Oak in St. Martinville during the 1927 flood. ZoomifyView »

828 Toulouse Street

828 Toulouse Street - Photograph - Black-and-white exterior view of the building designed by J.N.B. de Pouilly.

Shown in a state of disrepair, the building at 828 Toulouse Street was designed by antebellum New Orleans architect J.N.B. de Pouilly. The photograph was taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston. ZoomifyView »

A Plan of New Orleans

A Plan of Orleans - Map - Map of New Orleans c.1803 by Boqueta de Woiseri

Boqueta de Woiseri's “Plan” and his contemporaneous “View of New Orleans from the Plantation of Marigny” give as clear a picture of the last days of Spanish Louisiana as can be found. ZoomifyView »

Ben Abadie

Abadie, Ben - Photograph - Bernard Abadie

Bernard "Ben" Abadie starred on Tulane's Green Wave baseball team during the late 1940s. He went on to serve as the program's head coach for several seasons. View »

Absalom Autrey House Museum

Absalom Autrey House Museum - Photograph - Exterior view

The town of Dubach in Lincoln Parish claims the title "Dogtrot Capital of the World." The Autrey House is an example of the dogtrot, so named because a dog could trot through the house's central breezeway that separates two or more flanking rooms. ZoomifyView »

Iry LeJeune and Nathan Abshire

Abshire, Nathan - Photograph - Iry LeJeune and Nathan Abshire

This image is a rare musical treasure, showing Cajun music legends Iry LeJeune and Nathan Abshire very early in their careers. In 1955 LeJeune was tragically killed at the age of 26, leaving Abshire to carry on the Cajun accordion tradition. This image marks the musical kinship of two great Cajun artists. ZoomifyView »

Nathan Abshire

Abshire, Nathan - Photograph - Nathan Abshire

Nathan Abshire is considered one of several important Cajun accordionists who helped re-popularize traditional Cajun music after World War II. Abshire's music embodied the old-time, traditionally crafted sound that returning Cajun GI's as well as the rest of the Cajun populace longed to hear. ZoomifyView »

Nathan Abshire with Earl Demary's Musical Aces

Abshire, Nathan - Photograph - Nathan Abshire with Earl Demary's Musical Aces

This image was taken during the recording of Pine Grove Blues, one of Abshire's most famous studio sessions, after which he poses with Earl Demary's Musical Aces. From left to right: Earl Demary on guitar, Wilson Granger on fiddle, Eldridge "coon" Guidry on bass, unknown on drums, Nathan Abshire on accordion, and Ernest Thibodeaux on guitar. ZoomifyView »

Privat Livemont Absinthe Robette

Absinthe - Advertisement - "Privat Livemont Absinthe Robette"

This art nouveau-style depiction of the popularity of absinthe in 1895 is considered to be artist Privat Livmont's finest artwork. ZoomifyView »