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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Tiger Drive In....Baton Rouge Louisiana

Civil Air Patrol, Louisiana Wing, 1943.

Louisiana Legislaturewas more than 1/2 Black right after the Civil War and Black people were able to vote for the first time.

'Four-year-old Mary shucks two pots of oysters a day at Dunbar. She also tends the baby when she's not working! The boss said that next year Mary will work steady as the rest of them. The mother is the fastest shucker in the place. Earns 1.50 a day. Works part of the time with her sick baby in her arms. Father works on the dock. Location: Dunbar, Louisiana. 1911.'

Circa 1939. "Post Office in Convent, Louisiana." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration Shorpy Historical Photo Archive

Evergreen Plantation, LA ~ slave quarters

Three generations of a Louisiana family; Grandmother can only speak Creole French; mother speaks French and English; boy only speaks English. Photo was taken in 1910.

Wilson Chinn, a branded slave from Louisiana, 1863. *s*

“A French - speaking Louisiana Negro and his grandchild.” 1910 Source: "The Negro in the New World" by Sir Harry H. Johnston

Scars of a whipped slave - 1863

Art - Poster - Travel - Ferris Wheel - Louisiana Purchase Exposition St. Louis 1904 Travel posters, the Louisiana Purchase, St. Louis, 1904. Ferris wheel photo. Was this the one that ended up at Lake Ponchetrain?