ALEXANDER ALLISON COLLECTION: "Lucie Fishing" (1899-1900)

Lucie Fishing, 1899-1900 Lucie Bartlett Allison (1887-1907) was Alexander Allison’s younger sister. She died before her twentieth birthday in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi (where this photograph was taken). The Allison family owned property in the town and spent a good bit of time there. Alex’s parents are both buried there. Photographer: Alexander Allison

LOUISIANA COLLECTION: “Mardi Gras” (1970)

A patriotic entry in one of the truck parades on Mardi Gras, February 10, 1970. Note the people standing on the canopy outside the now-demolished Woolworth’s store on Canal Street near Bourbon. Also note the Imperial Shoe store and Kreeger’s, both no longer in business, on the corners.