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Vincent Riehl Collection

Collection 209

Riehl, Vincent (1911-1995). Collection, 1890s-1900s

5 inches

Vincent Lee Riehl was born 6 January 1911 in Lafayette, LA, to Robert L. and Frances Anderson Riehl. He attended Cathedral High School and Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). He was involved in the construction industry and other business interests, including KLFY-TV 10 in Lafayette and radio stations in Eunice and Ville Platte. He was married to author Mary Alice Fontenot.

This collection consists of mainly photographs of Acadia Parish from the late 1890s through the 1900s. These are scenes of Crowley, Rayne, Esterwood and other areas in the parish. There are also photographs of families and individuals. Also included are negatives to the photos, newspaper clippings, postcards, etc.

Note: There is an index to photographs Number 1 through 167. Not all the photographs listed in the index are in the collection.

Series:

A. Photographs 1-01 thru 1-13
B. Records  
    1. Index to photographs 1-14
C. Publicity  
    1. Newspaper clippings 1-15
D. Map 1-16
E. Minutes 1-17
F. Miscellaneous  
    1. Postcards 1-18

Inventory:

Box 1  
1-01 Photographs: #1-10
    #1: Mervine Kahn, early Merchant, Civil Leader, Rayne [2 views]
    #2: Dr. W. H. Cunningham, founder of Rayne, LA
    #3: Quaker Cemetery, Evangeline Oil Field
    #4: Fair Grounds, Crowley, 1908
    #5: Parkerson Avenue, Crowley, in 1930s [2 views]
    #6: Esterwood School, built 1908
    #7: Jasmine Lawn, Esterwood landmark [2 views]
    #8: Methodist Church bell, Esterwood
    #9: Reproductions Esterwood business letterheads
    #10: Armstrong school, Rayne memorial to M.E.L. Armstrong, Acadia Parish’s first black teacher
1-02 Same: #11-20
    #12: Chappuis cotton gin, 1901
    #13: Cunningham home, first residence built in Rayne, LA
    #14: P.L. Lawrence home, Crowley
    #15: Band stand, Levy Park, Crowley
    #16: Egan Hotel, Crowley, built 1913
    #17: Crystal Rice Plantation, S. L. Wright, Sr.
    #18: Rice irrigations well, S.L. Wright, Sr. farm, 1902
    #19: Scene John March farm, 1920
    #20: Angelas Chiasson home, Morse, built by Alex Brown [2 views]
1-03 Same: #21-30
    #21: Jean Castex home, Mermentau
    #22: St. Joseph Church, Iota, built 1899, burned 1936 [2 views]
    #23: Conrad Hensgens home, Rhineland [2 views]
    #24: Jacob Lantz home, 1854
    #25: Site St. Lawrence Church, Frey
    #26: Graves of Mr. and Mrs. John Frey, Frey Cemetery
    #27: Barn, Pieux fence, St. Leo’s Roberts’ Cove
    #28: German language notice, Signal, 1909
    #29: Jaenke Bridge
    #30: Advertisement, Hains horse breeders
1-04 Same: #31-40
    #31: Mowata Baptist Cemetery [2 views]
    #32: R.U. Clark, Rayne educator
    #33: Bank of Commerce, Rayne, demolished 1978
    #34: St. Joseph’s, Rayne, LA, built 1899
    #35: James Webb, Rayne, LA
    #36: Lejeunes with cibarium brought from France by Matthew Pousson, Iota
    #37: South Parkerson, Crowley, showing ice plant, People’s Mill, first hospital (painted white) [2 views]
    #38: West Hutchinson, Crowley - Catholic Church, Standpipe
    #39: H.C. Ross, Crowley black leader, educator
    #40: Edgar Barousse store, Branch
1-05 Same: #41-50
    #41: Early road grader, tractor
    #42: C.C. Sonnier, principal Rayne, Church Point Schools
    #43: Pierre Guidry, Church Point
    #44: Homer Barousse, Church Point, LA Senate
    #45: Rayne Catholic Church
    #46: Site Sam McManus home
    #47: Cattle egrets, Acadia Parish, 1978 [2 views]
    #48: White Swan Rice Mill, Morse
    #49: Jean Castex, Jr., Memnentau
    #50: German Baptist Church, Mowata
1-06 Same: #51-60
    #51: Rayne’s first hospital (Zaunbrecher residence)
    #52: Grave houses, Evangeline, LA [2 views]
    #53: Oil derrick, Evangeline, 1978
    #54: Laurent Boudreaux, Rayne, who has led Crowley Rice Festival more than 40 years [2 views]
    #55: Laurent Boudreaux home, Rayne and Duson
    #56: Bayou Plaquemine Bruler outing, 1898
    #57: Mr. and Mrs. Otho Harmon, Church Point
    #58: Pieux fence, Felix Duhon, Mermentau, LA
    #59: Jean Castex home, Mermentau [3 views]
    #60: L.F. Schamber, Fabacher Colony original settler
1-07 Same: #61-70
    #61: Catholic Church, Mermentau
    #62: C.H. Corven family
    #63: Eugene L. Chapuis, Rayne and New Orleans
    #64: Bayou Blanc bridge, about 1895 [2 views]
    #65: Leola Barousse Harmon, born 1896
    #66: Oscar Guidry, Church Point politician, merchant
    #67: Unidentified hunter and ducks
    #68: People’s mill, 1908
    #69: Midland Hotel
    #70: Mrs. George W. Caldwell
1-08 Same: #71-80
    #71: Mermentau Messenger ads
    #72: Esterwood, Mermentau ads, Signal, 1901
    #73: P.S. Pugh
    #74: Denis T. Canon, Jr. Crowley attorney, politicians
    #76: P.J. Chappuis
    #77: Howard Bruner, attorney
    #78: 1905 graduates, Crowley University School
    #79: Acadia Theater, Crowley
    #80: Jennings scene, 1895
1-09 Same: #81-90
    #81: Erwin C. Andrus, 1977, vet. Mexican border, 1976
    #82: Lindsey Baur, veteran Mexican conflict, 1916 [2 views]
    #83: Mrs. W.L. Lawson, Crowley
    #84: American Rice Mill, burned 1908 [2 views]
    #85: First Baptist Church, Crowley
    #86: Dr. and Mrs. J.B. Parrott, Branch, 1902
    #87: Scene, Rayne, Church Point road, 1925
    #88: James L. Lyons, 1902
    #89: T.C. Carner
    #90: St. Michael’s Church
1-10 Same: #91-100
    #91: Proposed hotel
    #92: J.A. Williams home
    #93: Dredge boat, 1899 (on reverse of 94)
    #94: Japan rice, 1899 (on reverse of 93)
    #95: First airplane in Crowley, 1918
    #96: Wilman Bradford
    #97: Evangeline Oil Field - only derrick left
    #98: Else Freeland (Barnett photo)
    #99: Schell Canal, 1969
    #100: Rosebud Young Moses
1-11 Same: #101-120
    #102: Dr. A.B. Cross
    #103: Larcade Residence, Parkerson and 12th, 1940 flood
    #120: Jean Castex, Mermentau
1-12 Same: #140-170
    #145: Rice harvest scene
    #159: Sam McManus store in Prairie Hays
    #160: Airplane crash in Prairie Hays, 1918
    #161: Mr. and Mrs. Sam McManus on wedding day, November 15, 1896
    #162: Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church, organized in 1870. Long time landmark in Northeast Acadia Parish
    #163: Harvest scene B.G. Merritt Farm, Acadia Parish
    #164: Mr. and Mrs. Sam McManus and children
    #166: Mr. and Mrs. Winston “Skeet” Atteberry, Mowata
    #167: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Loewer, Mowata
1-13 Same: Negatives to photographs
1-14 Records: Index to photographs, number 1 thru 167
1-15 Publicity: Newspaper clippings, 1900-1908, n.d.
1-16 Map: Acadia Parish - showing watercourses, irrigating canals and water wells, n.d. [photocopy]
1-17 Minutes: 1 page of signatures from Minute book, Rayne, LA, April 1903
1-18 Miscellaneous: Postcards
    1. Jaenke Bridge near Jennings, LA [Over bayou Nezpique, forming boundary between Acadia and Jeff Davis Parishes]
    2. Ox Team on Main Street, Jennings, LA in 1895