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Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Join us for the  Groovesect Labor Day Cookout! more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 1 - 8, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 1 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Preservation Jazz…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Live New Orleans Jazz nightly! more

Southern Decadence…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Southern Decadence started forty one years ago as a simple going-away… more

Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Standing in the…

Sep 2 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lunchbox Lecture -…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
History remembers the American, British and Polish Paratroopers who jumped into… more

The Royal Sonesta's…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans presents the September Round Table Luncheon… more

We Live to Eat Kick…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
For the first time, this event is open-to-the-public and attendees will be able… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Join us for the  Groovesect Labor Day Cookout! more

1926 Louisiana Plantation Photos on View at the Presbytere

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:
Arthur Smith                                                                                                    Jacques Berry
Louisiana State Museum                                                 Office of the Lieutenant Governor
504.568.6945                                                                                                  225.342.8607
asmith@crt.la.gov                                                                                      jberry@crt.la.gov

1926 Louisiana Plantation Photos on View at the Presbytere

The Louisiana State Museum is presenting an exhibition of images of Louisiana plantations from 1926 by Robert William Tebbs, one of the foremost architectural photographers of the early 20th century. The Louisiana Photographs of Robert Tebbs opens at the Presbytere at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 5 with a reception that includes a lecture and book signing by Louisiana State Museum visual arts curator Tony Lewis, author of Robert W. Tebbs, Photographer to Architects: Louisiana Plantations in 1926 (LSU Press). The reception, hosted by the Friends of the Cabildo, the Louisiana Landmarks Society and the Preservation Resource Center, is free and open to the public.

Tebbs was born in England in 1875 and immigrated to the United States with his family in 1888. After a successful career as a news and sports photographer, Tebbs gradually shifted his focus to architecture and interiors, winning commissions to document major projects such as New York City's Grand Central Terminal in 1913.

In 1926, with New Orleans architect and preservationist Richard Koch as a guide, Tebbs photographed nearly 100 Louisiana plantations, including well-known sites such as Elmwood, Parlange, Ormond, Whitney, Houmas House, L'Hermitage, Waverly, Belle Chasse, Chrétian Point, Shadows-on-the-Teche, René Beauregard House, Rosedown, Woodlawn, Oak Alley and Belle Grove. Because he also sought out more obscure or modest properties, he provided a comprehensive record of Louisiana plantation architectural styles.

Tebbs died in 1945 and in 1956 his widow, Jeanne Tebbs, sold the complete collection of 332 Louisiana plantation prints and negatives to the Louisiana State Museum.

The Louisiana Photographs of Robert Tebbs, featuring 60 gelatin silver prints documenting plantation architectural styles from the 18th and 19th centuries, will be on view through November 2012 in the second floor galleries at The Presbytere in Jackson Square. Also featured is Louisiana State Museum's flagship exhibition Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond. The Presbytere is open Tuesdays through Sundays,
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is wheelchair accessible.

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