Leon Trice Louisiana Political Photographs


This collection of Louisiana political photographs spans the 1920s through the 1940s; most of the photographs are from the late 1920s through the 1930s. It depicts many of Louisiana's most famous elected officials in a variety of situations: campaigning, at home with family, in staged photo opportunities, at work, and even lying in repose. Among the political leaders featured are Huey P. Long, Earl Long, Richard Leche, O.K. Allen, and others.
Leon Trice was a New Orleans area photographer active from 1920 to 1972. He worked for the New Orleans States newspaper and later for the Associated Press. He also ran his own studio.
Preserving Louisiana's political culture is a special mission of the Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC).In addition to political photographs, LaRC preserves an extensive collection of campaign literature and the papers of many prominent Louisiana politicians, including Hale Boggs, Lindy Boggs, David Treen, Thomas C. Catchings, Sam Jones, Randall Lee Gibson, F. Edward Hebert, and many others. For more information please visit the LaRC website.