Louisiana--National Geographic

Louisiana--National Geographic


Slide Collection


LOUISIANANATIONAL GEOGRAPHICColor Slides taken from April 1930 National Geographic Magazine.

Slide No. 1New Orleans, Louisiana. This great bend in the Mississippi gave New Orleans its name of Crescent City. The peninsula in the foreground is Ninemile Point. On the companion peninsular, farther down stream, near the top of the picture, is Algiers. The open space visible in the city proper is Audubon Park and its continuation into the campuses of Loyola and Tulane Universities. Airmap Corp., Photographer.

Slide No. 2Southwest Pass, Louisiana. Looking up the Mississippi’s south pass from the Gulf to the Head of Passes. The long white line at the right is a part of the Eads jetty system. In the middle distance is Port Eads, headquarters for the engineering construction force which maintains the pass. Behind Port Eads is the shallow expanse of Garden Island Bay. From the end of the jetties in the foreground to the Head of Passes, at the top of picture (southwest Pass branching to the left and Pass a Loutre to the right), is 12 miles. Airmap Corp., Photographer.

Slide No. 3An aerial view of the Mississippi River delta: Looking toward the Gulf down Southwest Pass. Airmap Corp., Photographer.

Slide No. 4Louisiana. A fur trapper dries his skins. Stanley Clisby Arthur, Photographer.

Slide No. 5St. Francisville, Louisiana. A majestic oak in St. Francisville, Louisiana, the parish seat of West Feliciana Parish. Edwin L. Wisherd, Photographer.

Slide No. 6Clinton, Louisiana. Clinton’s Courthouse in East Feliciana Parish. In front of the colonial portico stands the typical Confederate monument in commemoration of Civil War sacrifices. Edwin L. Wisherd, Photographer.

Slide No. 7Barataria Bayou, Louisiana. Homestead of an old sugar plantation on Barataria Bayou in southeastern Louisiana. In order to put the living quarters above the reach of flood waters, the house is built on piers. Edwin L. Wisherd, Photographer.

Slide No. 8Grand Isle, Louisiana. Wagon load of cucumbers on Grand Isle. Edwin L. Wisherd, Photographer.

Slide No. 9New Orleans, Louisiana. A snowball wagon in the French Quarter. Edwin L. Wisherd, Photographer.

Slide No. 10Louisiana. Girl with basket of Louisiana grown figs. Edwin L. Wisherd, Photographer.

Slide No. 11Hammond, Louisiana. Girl standing by truck load of strawberries. Edwin L. Wisherd, Photographer.

Slide No. 12Lacombe, Louisiana. One of the last of the Choctaws near Lacombe. Her ancestors were once a power in the land but now only a handful of her people remain, and this venerable squaw maintains herself by weaving baskets from Palmetto leaves. Edwin L. Wisherd, Photographer.

Slide No. 13St. Francisville, Louisiana. Greenwood House, "the best example of the classic revival to be found in Louisiana." It stands on a high hill a few miles from St. Francisville and is 100 feet square, with a lofty portico on all four sides and was built in 1830. Edwin L. Wisherd, Photographer.

Slide No. 14Jefferson Island, Louisiana. A salt mine at Jefferson Island, west of New Iberia. After being drilled and blasted down, the rock salt is ground fine and is then ready for table use without any purification process. Edwin L. Wisherd, Photographer.

Slide No. 15Southwest Louisiana. Getting timber out of the swamps in the Acadian Country. Two Acadian (Cajun) lumberjacks stand in dugouts or pirogues and pull a saw or swing an ax without moving the boats enough to upset them. Few lumberjacks outside the bayou region could do the trick. After the trees are cut the logs are assembled into rafts and towed to the mill. Ewing Galloway, Photographer.

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Slide No. 16St. Martinville, Louisiana. Spanish moss being prepared at St. Martinville. The moss is soaked with water to hasten decomposition of the outer layer. The inside fiber will then be used in upholstering. Edwin L. Wisherd, Photographer.

Slide No. 17Catching fish without line or bait. Boys scoop up crawfish and frogs along the docks at New Orleans and Lake Charles. Edwin L. Wisherd, Photographer.

Slide No. 18Bayou Teche, Louisiana. Old-fashioned steamboat the "Amy Hewes" on the Bayou Teche. Ewing Galloway, Photographer.

Slide No. 19Bayou Teche, Louisiana. Cypress raft tied together and towed by a steamboat. The men in the foreground are on guard to prevent the logs from jamming. Ewing Galloway, Photographer.

Slide No. 20Southwest Louisiana. Lumberjack or "swamper’s" houseboat showing the washing hung out to dry over water. Ewing Galloway, Photographer.

Slide No. 21Hammond, Louisiana. Loading strawberries into refrigerator cars. Edwin L. Wisherd, Photographer.

Slide Nos. 22-25Hammond, Louisiana. A close-up of part of the picture in Slide No. 21 showing strawberries being loaded into refrigerator cars. Edwin L. Wisherd, Photographer.

Slide No. 26Bogalusa, Louisiana. A field of seven-year-old slash pines, planted from nursery-grown seedlings at Bogalusa. Edwin L. Wisherd, Photographer.

Slide No. 27Bogalusa, Louisiana. Paper factory which adjoins the mill utilizing the waste lumber which formerly was burned in a large incinerator. Edwin L. Wisherd, Photographer.

Slide No. 28Monroe, Louisiana. Deckhands on the Ouachita River, near Monroe singing spiritual and "roustabout" songs on old backwheeler. Edwin L. Wisherd, Photographer.

Slide No. 29Barataria Bayou, Louisiana. A grave with artificial flowers in a glass-front box. Edwin L. Wisherd, Photographer.

Slide No. 30Natchitoches, Louisiana. Statue erected as a memorial to the old-time Darkey. Edwin L. Wisherd, Photographer.

Slide No. 31New Orleans, Louisiana. Heart of New Orleans. The white-porticoed building on the left is the city hall, across Lafayette Square from the U. S. Post Office, on the right. On the corner diagonally across from the post office is the Times-Picayune building, and a little farther to the left and rear are the offices of the Item and the Tribune. The tallest structure is the Hibernia Bank Building. All of the large buildings shown rest on wooden-pile foundation. Edwin L. Wisherd, Photographer.

Slide No. 32New Orleans, Louisiana. Beautiful iron work adorning many homes in the old quarter of New Orleans. National Geographic Society, Photographer.

Slide No. 33New Orleans, Louisiana. Courtyard of the Little Theater. Edwin L. Wisherd, Photographer.

Slide No. 34New Orleans, Louisiana. One of two elaborate corn fences to be found in New Orleans. Edwin L. Wisherd, Photographer.

Slide No. 35New Orleans, Louisiana. A charming court and garden in the heart of the French Quarter. The fan window adorns a home once frequented by the city’s guest. It now provides light for a studio. Edwin L. Wisherd, Photographer.

Slide No. 36New Orleans, Louisiana. Artists at Newcomb College. National Geographic Society, Photographer.

Slide No. 37New Orleans, Louisiana. Newcomb College showing students with their originally designed world famous pottery. Edwin L. Wisherd, Photographer.

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Slide No. 38Southwest Louisiana. Young Acadian girl shown spinning at a spinning wheel. National Geographic Society, Photographer.

Slide No. 39Southwest Louisiana. Two young Acadian women displaying their handmade fabrics. Edwin L. Wisherd, Photographer.



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