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