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Oct 21 - 21, 2016
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Art is the Driving…

Oct 21 - Dec 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

Boo at the Zoo

Oct 21 - 29, 2016
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Concerts in the…

Oct 21 - 21, 2016
Now in its ninth year, The Historic New Orleans Collection's Concerts in the… more

Danse Macabre- The…

Oct 21 - 30, 2016
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David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 21, 2016
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Dragon Eye Moon

Oct 21 - 21, 2016
This band plays all the mixtures of Rock-N-Roll music. more

Education Gallery…

Oct 21 - Nov 27, 2016
Artists and Sense of Place Residency Show featuring artwork created by students… more

Ghosts in the Oaks

Oct 21 - 23, 2016
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Historic New Orleans…

Oct 21, 2016 - Apr 09, 2017
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Oct 21 - Dec 30, 2016
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New Orleans Secrets…

Oct 21 - 22, 2016
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Ogden Museum of…

Oct 21 - Nov 8, 2016
Each year, the Ogden Museum celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead),… more

Oktoberfest NOLA

Oct 21 - 22, 2016
Cost $8 - children 12 and under free - tickets available at gate … more

Spooky Tour for Kids

Oct 21, 2016 - Sep 21, 2026
On this tour for kids, we will search for and possibly find these playful and… more

The Franchise

Oct 21 - Dec 30, 2016
The best of the cream of the crop. A showcase of the heavyweights. The… more

Wheel Fun Rentals…

Oct 21 - 23, 2016
Located at New Orleans City Park, Wheel Fun Rentals Pumpkin Patch is the place… more

" Enduring Legacy,…

Oct 22 - 22, 2016
The Louisiana Creole Research Association presents a special collaboration of… more

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Oct 22 - 22, 2016
Help Fight Breast Cancer! The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series raises… more


Oct 21 - 21, 2016
Artist Thomas Mann will don his chef's hat to host a private… more

1926 Louisiana Plantation Photos on View at the Presbytere

Media Contacts:
Arthur Smith                                                                                                    Jacques Berry
Louisiana State Museum                                                 Office of the Lieutenant Governor
504.568.6945                                                                                                  225.342.8607                                                                            

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.