The Manuscripts department has a number of political collections and papers from various politicians. The Leon Trice Louisiana Political Photographs provides an interesting look at Huey Long’s personal activities and public life. The photographs in this collection were made by Leon Trice, a New Orleans area photographer who also worked for the Associated Press in the 1930s. Trice’s job was not without its occupational hazards; at one time he was knocked down on Long’s command.
Trice was a photographer for the New Orleans States in 1920, and later opened his own studio in 1937. Manuscripts acquired Trice’s photography collection (including non-political subjects) in 1988, as a gift from Leon Trice, Jr. The Leon Trice Louisiana Political Photographs Collection also has photographs of Earl K. Long, O.K. Allen, Richard Leche, and Robert Maestri.
(Image of Huey P. Long playing golf, unknown date, Leon Trice Photography. Leon Trice Louisiana Political Photographs, Manuscripts Collection 950, Manuscripts Department, Special Collections, Tulane University Libraries. Image may not be reproduced without permission.)
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