Louisiana Images 1880-1920: A Photographic Essay by George Francois Mugnier.
Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State Museum, 1975. First edition. Original Wraps. Quarto, pp. 132, illustrated with b/w photographs. Very Good. Item #21787
No other photographer captured the face and mood of Louisiana around the turn of the century better than George Francois Mugnier. Mugnier's photographs constitute an impressive visual account of what life was like in Louisiana from 1880 to 1920. Taken from the original glass plates on which Mugnier etched his images, these 250 photographs represent some of his finest work. They include plantation scenes, cemeteries, docks and ships along the Mississippi River, the vast array of New Orleans and Louisiana architecture of the period, interiors of homes and shops, and people at work in the city and in the fields. Together the photographs comprise a striking portrait, an aesthetic and historical document that gives a new visual dimension to our understanding of Louisiana's past.