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MSS 302 - Don Lee Keith Collection of New Orleans Photographs

Container List




Series I.  Persons.  52 items.


  1. Becky Allen
  2. Vernel Bagneris as Papa Dee in “One Mo’ Time”
  3. Danny Barker
  4. Dr. Joe Beasley
  5. Thais Clark as Mama Reed in “One Mo’ Time”
  6. Dan Dial
  7. Fats Domino
  8. Clarence Doucet and John McMillan (2 photographs)
  9. Svaié Forstand
  10. Pete Fountain (2 photographs)
  11. David Gano, New Orleans opera set designer
  12. Jim Garrison / NOAC
  13. Sheldon Hackney family
  14. Al Hirt and Lauren Hutton
  15. Bill Holliday, actor-comedian

Lauren Hutton, see 302-14

  1. Barry Kaiser
  2. [Clarence John] Laughlin (2 photographs)

John McMillan, see 302-8

  1. Frank Martinez
  2. [Ernest N. “Dutch”] Morial (2 photographs)
  3. Julia Nead
  4. New Leviathan Oriental Fox Trot Orchestra
  5. Jenny Oerfes
  6. Lyla Hay Owen
  7. [Photograph of poster depicting Chris Owens]
  8. Chris Owens
  9. Marguerite Piazza
  10. Geoffrey Platt
  11. John Platt, Director of Arts Council of Greater New Orleans
  12. “Professor Longhair, he invented rock and roll”
  13. D. Richmond
  14. Bill Rushton
  15. [William “Bill” Russell?]
  16. Sister Gertrude, primitive artist (2 photographs)
  17. Southside Jonnie
  18. Babe Stovall
  19. Sweet Emma (2 photographs)
  20. Ben C. Toledano family (2 photographs)
  21. The Wild Magnolias
  22. [Unidentified man, possibly René Louapre, seated at a theater organ]
  23. [Unidentified man with guitar]
  24. [Unidentified male bartender]
  25. [Transparency depicting unidentified man]
  26. [Unidentified woman]
  27. [Unidentified Bourbon Street dancer]
  28. [Unidentified woman in a hat shop]



Series II.  New Orleans Flavor.  59 items.


  1. [Lighting in a shop window]
  2. “Halbedel residence on St. Ann, padlocked after ‘kidnapping’ incident, October 1975”
  3. [Window bearing sign, “No Loafing Allowed”]
  4. [Mannequin in shop window]
  5. [Unidentified woman in gazebo]
  6. [French Quarter scene that includes an advertisement for Uneeda Biscuit painted on wall]
  7. Wall, Toulouse Street
  8. [Man holding out clay pipe]
  9. [Starting gate at horse race]
  10. [Unidentified auction house]
  11. [Unidentified mime with two small boys at corner of Chartres and St. Peter]
  12. [Drawing of streetcar]
  13. [Plate of boiled] crawfish
  14. [Photograph of New Orleans street map]
  15. [Photograph of record jacket for “Professor Longhair’s New Orleans Piano”]
  16. [Photograph of] “The Louisiana Buzzard,” sculpture by Suzanne Ormond
  17. [Photograph of Currier & Ives print, “A Midnight Race on the Mississippi”]
  18. “Bourbon Street” [photograph of nude woman]
  19. [Man and woman on street corner, probably in or near French Quarter]
  20. [Wicker furniture]
  21. [Cat and plant on window sill]
  22. French Quarter doorbells
  23. [Collage of New Orleans media mastheads and logos]
  24. “The Courier on Sale Here” [2 graphics, one positive and one negative]
  25. [Barker standing outside Bourbon Street club]
  26. Bourbon St. [novelty shop window]
  27. [Four black men sitting on stoop]
  28. [Unidentified person wearing mask]
  29. [Two unidentified women posing outside Bourbon Street club]
  30. “Voodoo Bamboula”
  31. [Riverboat]
  32. [Fountain with statue]
  33. [Unidentified member of the Hare Krishna outside a residence]
  34. Market vendors [watermelons in background]
  35. Pelican
  36. [Window of Salvation Army store, strewn with stuffed animals and broken dolls]
  37. [Black man with a broom] (22 photographs)



Series III. Buildings and Places.  41 items.


  1. “The Cabildo Arcade” by Paul N. Bond, [19]73
  2. “The Pontalba Apartments” by Paul N. Bond, [19]73
  3. The New Orleans Courier, morning after closing
  4. [Plantation scene]
  5. [Detail, early New Orleans scene]
  6. St. Patrick’s Church, Camp Street (2 photographs)
  7. Antoine’s
  8. Galatoire’s
  9. Muriel Bultman Francis’ solarium
  10. Times-Picayune Tower
  11. Demolition, St. Charles Hotel
  12. [Clarence John] Laughlin’s Pontalba apartment
  13. “A Breath of Europe” [Pontalba Building]
  14. “Unmistakably New Orleans” [Garden District]
  15. [Unidentified musicians at] Pat O’Brien’s
  16. Patio, Pat O’Brien’s
  17. “BIJOU” [sign outside place of business]
  18. “Old MCA Building, Once Temple Sinai, adapted by Repertory Theatre, 1970”
  19. Morning Call Coffee Stand, Decatur Street
  20. Superdome (2 photographs)
  21. Pitot House (2 photographs, one depicting a drawing)
  22. Coliseum Theater
  23. “Two Faces!” [Parasol’s Bar with residence across the street in background]
  24. Old U.S. Mint
  25. “[International] Trade Mart, White Supremacy [Liberty Place] Monument”
  26. Gallier House
  27. Guys and Dolls Club (2 photographs)
  28. Decatur Street Flea Market
  29. Audubon Park (2 photographs)
  30. “View (front) from dormer of Madame John’s [Legacy]”
  31. Faubourg Marigny [aerial view]
  32. [Photograph of “A View of New Orleans Taken from the Opposite Side of the River Mississippi, 1763”]
  33. [Photograph of] Cabildo poster
  34. [Photograph of graphic depicting the Superdome as a toilet]
  35. [Double house] (2 photographs)





Series IV.  Streets.  14 items.


  1. Bourbon Street (2 photographs)
  2. Bourbon Street [with mini-bus]
  3. Canal Street [with Maison Blanche in background]
  4. [Decatur Street from Moonwalk]
  5. 1236 Decatur Street
  6. Fat City
  7. Mississippi River Bridge
  8. Mississippi River Bridge traffic
  9. “Pirate Alley” by Paul N. Bond, [19]73
  10. Poydras Street
  11. Royal at St. Peter
  12. Royal Street
  13. St. Charles Avenue



Series V.  Jackson Square.  4 items.


  1. Banana tree/[St. Louis] Cathedral
  2. Chartres [Street]/Jackson Square [after rain]
  3. [Primitive color illustration of Jackson Square, on invitation to National Trust for Historic Preservation events in Louisiana, 1973]
  4. Aerial photo, Jackson Square



Series VI.  Jazzfest.  5 items.


  1. [Outside the food tents]
  2. [Roman Candy vendor]
  3. Wild Magnolias (2 photographs)
  4. [Unidentified second-liner]



Series VII.  Cemeteries.  3 items.


  1. [Overgrown tomb]
  2. [Pile of headstones]
  3. [Unidentified black woman sitting among tombs]



Series VIII.  Rural Scenes.  7 items.


  1. [Rural house beside railroad tracks]
  2. “Bayou Life”
  3. [Bare tree]
  4. [Cutting cane]
  5. “Rural Homestead”
  6. [Print and negative by Clarence John Laughlin depicting façade of a plantation]



Series IX.  Miscellany.  13 items.


  1. [Graphic]
  2. [Letterhead stationery and envelopes from Gambit] (12 items)