Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Bayou Lacombe Early Photos

 Bayou Lacombe has long been a favorite of outdoor photographers. Even in the very earliest days of cameras and personal photography, pictures were being taken of the Lacombe bayou, its marshes,swamps, and plant life. 

Here are a few as collected from the Louisiana Digital Archives. Click on the images to make them larger.

Part of a stereo photograph taken in 1880

A scene from 1880

1921, from a series photographed by Percy Visosca Jr. a marine and wildlife biologist

1921, by Percy Viosca Jr.





The Huey P. Long Fish Hatchery in 1938 

Bayou Lacombe in 2021