"The Louisiana Photographs of Robert Tebbs" features 60 gelatin silver prints documenting plantation architectural styles from the 18th and 19th centuries. In 1926, with New Orleans architect and preservationist Richard Koch as a guide, Robert 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, as well as more obscure or modest properties.
Opening reception on December 5 at 5:30 pm 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). Exhibition will be on view through November 2012.
Admission: Free and open to the public.
Event Time: 17:30:00