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Artifacts and Documents Collection

Collection 5

Artifacts and Documents. Collection, 1809-1975, n.d.

2 feet, 7 inches

This collection contains artifacts and documents from south and southwest Louisiana.


Box 1  
1-01 Photographs of tombstones in New Iberia and Franklin cemeteries
1-02 Currency collected in World War II Japan [includes Indian Rupees, Japanese Pesos, Japanese Centavos, Chinese Yuan, and Chinese Dollars]. Donated by Mr. Cody Miller, survivor of the Bataan Death March
1-03 Le Courir des Opelousas, printed on wallpaper. Dated 15 June 1945
1-04 Civil War era paper money [includes State of Louisiana – Baton Rouge and Shreveport, State of Indiana, and foreign currencies from Italy and the Netherlands]
1-05 Breaux Bridge Centennial bandana [see also: MSS 6 - Breaux Bridge Collection]
1-06 Coins [includes Bridge City, LA coin: October 10-12, 1975; 1809 U.S. 50 cent coin; 1897 U.S. 1 dollar coin; Abdalla’s anniversary coin]
Box 2  
2-01 Saint Evangeline Doll. Donated by Mrs. Hazel T. Brinkman of Opelousas, LA.
Box 3  
3-01 Toile Plate: “New Iberia, LA. Queen City of the Teche.” Designed Exclusively for the Evangeline China Company by Vernon Kilns
3-02 Painted Plate: “St. Martinville, LA. Home of the Exiled Acadians.” Courtesy of Ita Ledoux; plate designed exclusively for Fournet’s Drug Store, St. Martinville, LA
3-03 Toile Plate: “St. Martinville, LA. Home of the Exiled Acadians.” Designed Exclusively for the Evangeline China Company by Vernon Kilns
3-04 Brown Ink Plate: “The Shadows on the Teche.” Louisiana Collection Bicentennial Series
3-05 Gilded Plate: “Crowley, LA. Rice Center of America.” Designed by Mary Mamoulides for the Rice Café
Box 4  
4-01 Wicker Basket
4-02 Wicker Capsule
4-03 Wood block photo negatives. Includes 2 photos of cattle/horses by Aberdeen Angus, 1 photo of Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Godchaux, Jr. [see also: Collection 157 - Louisiana State Rice Milling Company Records/Godchaux Family Papers]
4-04 Bottle of HADACOL in its box [see also: Collection 219 - Dudley J. LeBlanc Collection]
4-05 Bits of pottery found on Belmont from Attakapas Indians
4-06 Pair of spectacles, origin unknown
4-07 Wooden Marbles
4-08 Breaux Bridge Centennial Pins [see also: MSS 6 - Breaux Bridge Collection]