Cajun Document Identifying Project

Cajun Document ID Project

The photographs in the exhibition Cajun Document—more than 100 of them—were made over 45 years ago. Visiting photographers Charles H. Traub and Douglas Baz spent six months living in Breaux Bridge, and collected information on some of the people and places they photographed throughout Acadiana. The Historic New Orleans Collection, as the repository for these pictures, is anxious to add to the record of each image.

We are asking that you, our visitors, readers, and online audience help us in preserving the identity of people and places so that future generations may know more about Acadiana and its people from the mid-1970s. Whether you see the exhibition in person, read and look at the book, or access this content online, please share the specific memories you may have about unidentified people and places.

To submit information about an image, please use the form below the album, using the accession number on each photo. If you would like to submit identifications on multiple images, please use a separate form for each one. If you have any questions, please email



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