Selected Library of Congress Resources for Louisiana
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The extensive collections at the Library of Congress contain historic artifacts and cultural materials from across the U.S. The list below is just a sample of the many Louisiana resources available for free on the Library's Web site.
Teachers can find even more primary sources, along with the tools to help use them in the classroom, at www.loc.gov/teachers. They can also search the Library's American Memory or Prints and Photographs collections.
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The city of New Orleans, and the Mississippi River : Lake Pontchartrain in distance, 1885
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Siege of Port Hudson, ca1863-1865
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Oyster fisherman from Louisiana, 1938
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Roosevelt, Friend of the Birds, 1924
Eat cane syrup & molasses, save sugar by using best Louisiana molasses and sugar cane syrup
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Louisiana Constitutional Convention, Wednesday, May 11, 1864. Ordinance abolishing slavery...
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Interview with Uncle Bob Ledbetter, Oil City, Louisiana, 1940
Louisiana: A Patriotic Ode
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Louisiana State capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Tower lights at night, reflected in lake, 1932
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Secession exploded, 1861
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Shadows of Old New Orleans, 1938
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