The LSU Cartographic Information Center currently holds 107,000 aerial photographs of Louisiana taken between 1939 and 1987. These photographs show the historical and geographical changes in the state, including the Mississippi Delta region, the loss of coastal lands, and the Industrial Canal. This is an active collection that the CIC continues to add to, however, more recent images are digital, not photographic.
Presently only a core group of 5,000 photographs representing several major metropolitan areas of Louisiana from 1939 to 1987 have been digitized and made available. Areas in this core group include East Baton Rouge Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, and Orleans Parish.