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New Orleans, Again

Posted by havealittletalk on August 30, 2009

More views of New Orleans from the Library of Congress. Credits below.

LC-G391-T-0825

The old Ursuline convent, interior and upper story,and Spanish moss. Photographed in the 1920s by Arnold Genthe.

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LC-G391-T-1417

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Two by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information: “Movie theatre on Saint Charles Street, Liberty Theater” and “Frame houses.”

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Credits: All photographs are from the Library of Congress

Image identifier numbers [bracketed note added]:

LC-G391-T-0825 [ Window and stairway]

LC-G406-0059 [Ursuline convent]

LC-G391-T-1417 [Spanish moss]

LC-USZ6-148 [half stereo card]

LC-USZ62-49034 [horses right]

LC-USF342- 001285-A [theatre]

LC-USF342- 008060-E [houses]

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2 Responses to “New Orleans, Again”

  1. Images are very important to me. It is hard to find good ones.
    In this case I was pleased to find this site; however I would like to have larger photographs to see details more clearly. Date and background information is also desired.

    Thank you.

    In Christ Jesus yours,
    Peter Joel Harrison / Author

    • havealittletalk said

      What you need to do to get larger images with greater resolution, as well as dating information, is to visit the Library of Congress’s Prints & Photographs Online Catalog at http://www.loc.gov/pictures/.

      On this post, I listed the bibliographic/card catalog/ image numbers for each at the bottom of the page. So let’s say you wanted to see the Spanish Moss picture. Its ID number is LC-G391-T-1417. Put this in the Search box. Then click on the image or its title. You will see dating info [in this case, between 1920 and 1926].

      You also will see download options; in this case, a JPEG (25kb) or a TIFF (138b).

      It’s a trade-off with how big an image to use in my posts: people with slow dial-up connections are a concern.

      Let me know if I can be of further help.

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