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Louisiana Collection Photographs

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Louisiana Collection Photographs

Looking for photographs? The Louisiana Collection of the State Library of Louisiana has thousands of photographs that date from the late 1800s to current. Collections being spotlighted included the Hurricane Audrey Collection (1957), Early Interstate/Highway Construction (1930s-1960s), and Historic Oil and Gas images (1920s-1930s). Many photographs can be accessed in the Louisiana Digital Library at

Hurricane Audrey

Vessel Virgie C. of Lake Arthur, Cameron Parish, July 10, 1957

Town of Cameron,  June 28, 1957

Cameron Parish Courthouse  with Emergency Kitchen,  July 9, 1957

Early Interstate/Highway Construction

Highway Director R. B. Richardson with Completed Signs

Road Construction Equipment, East Baton Rouge, January 15, 1954

Front Street Construction – Baton Rouge, 29 April 1960

Highway Department Engineers, c.1930s

Baton Rouge Expressway - January 24, 1962

Old Mississippi River Bridge under Construction, c.1940s

Old Mississippi River Bridge under Construction, c.1940s

Exxon Oil Company, Baton Rouge, c.1950s

New Mississippi River Bridge, 13 October 1965

Twin Span over Lake Pontchartrain, c.1960s

Interstate Construction in New Orleans,  16 May 1967

Early Oil and Gas

Workers on Rig, Gulf Lake Borgne, Vermilion Parish, c.1930s

Freeport Sulphur Company, Grande Ecaille, April 27, 1933

Wells in Leeville, Louisiana, June 1, 1937

Continental Oil Co. Gasoline Plant, English Bayou, June 17, 1937