Edwin Essex Elam Sr. Collection
Earl K. Long Library
University of New Orleans
Size: 2 albums
locations: New Orleans, La.
Inclusive dates: 1923-1933
Summary: Original photographs of development (and engineering activities for same) of Lake Pontchartrain shoreline of Orleans Parish.
Source: Gift, December 1988
Access: No restrictions
Copyright: Physical rights are retained by the Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans.
Citation: Edwin Essex Elam, Sr. Collection, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans
Edwin Essex Elam, Sr. (b. November 5, 1903 - d. October 11, 1979) was a native of New Orleans and a 1925 graduate of the Tulane School of Engineering. As a civil engineer in the employ of the Orleans Parish Levee Board he was responsible for much of the lakefront development which that agency carried out during the late 1920s and early 1930s, including, reportedly, the locks at the new Basin Canal and Bayou St. John.
206-1 One album of professionally prepared 8" x 10" photographic prints, 1923 - 1933.
206-2 One album of snapshot prints, 1930-31, probably prepared by Elam, Sr.
Elam, Edwin Essex, Sr.
New Orleans, La.—Views
Pontchartrain, Lake (La.)