FSA COLLECTION: Ben Shahn – “Plaquemines Parish” (1935)

Children of unemployed trapper, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Ben Shahn, October, 1935. Plaquemines Parish (Louisiana French: Paroisse des Plaquemines) is the parish with the most combined land and water area in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Pointe à la Hache. As of 2000, the parish’s population was 26,757. As of the census[6] […]

FSA COLLECTION: Ben Shahn – “Amite City, Louisiana” (1935)

Amite City, Louisiana. Ben Shahn, October, 1935. Amite City—commonly called simply Amite – is a town in and the parish seat of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 4,110 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Hammond Micropolitan Statistical Area. As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,110 people, 1,310 […]


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.