Images of America: Baton Rouge paperback book and postcards
by Sylvia Frank Rodrigue and Faye Phillips
Images of America: Baton Rouge
Images of America: Baton Rouge Postcards
In 1699, on a high bluff along the Mississippi River, explorer Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur d’Iberville, found the fabled “Red Stick,” a post that marked the line between two Native American nations and gave Baton Rouge, Louisiana, its name. This book chronicles 150 years of the daily activities of Baton Rouge's residents through images of the city’s growth and development; life during the Civil War, floods, hurricanes, and economic depressions; and people working, playing, and celebrating. To see the table of contents, click here.
"With its roving lens capturing the character of the city from 1850 to 2005, the photography book is an archivist’s dream. This is the stuff of delinquents and debutantes, of butchers, bricklayers and cadets—all the dirtied, bloodied and stalwart giants on whose shoulders our city stands. . . . The collection shows Baton Rouge not as a city defined by beige shopping developments or endless gated communities, but as one filled with the flaws and triumphs of a city of the South; one born during a war, reared by an oil refinery and wooed by politics and pigskin. Fortunately, many of the historic buildings and structures herein still stand as healthy reminders of where we’ve been and where we need to go." --review in 225 Extra by Jeff Roedel