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Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Robeline, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Three of the oldest of the French mulatto colony in the cotton plantation region. Members of the Rocque family (see general caption)

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. One of the French mulatto colony near John Henry cotton plantation. See general caption. Zeline Rocque

Farm family having fish fry along Cane River on Fourth of July. Near Natchitoches, Louisiana

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Black Lake, great fishing area

Natchitoches, Louisiana

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Old store on John Henry cotton plantation, originally called Yucca Plantation (from Spanish). See general caption

One of the mulattoes who works on the John Henry Plantation and is very skilled in woodwork, weaving and crafts. Melrose, Natchitoches-Parish, Louisiana

Bayou Bourbeaux Plantation operated by Bayou Bourbeaux farmstead association, a cooperative established through the cooperation of the FSA (Farm Security Administration)

Bayou Bourbeaux plantation operated by Bayou Bourbeaux farmstead association, a cooperative established through the cooperation of the FSA (Farm Security Administration)

Farm family getting out their fishing poles to catch catfish in Cane River. Near Natchitoches, Louisiana

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Children of mulatto family sitting on steps of old home built by same prosperous mulattoes

College boys trying to "thumb" a ride home over the weekend, near Natchitoches, Louisiana

Bayou Bourbeaux plantation operated by Bayou Bourbeaux farmstead association, a cooperative established through the cooperation of the FSA (Farm Security Administration)

Bayou Bourbeaux plantation operated by Bayou Bourbeaux farmstead association, a cooperative established through the cooperation of the FSA (Farm Security Administration)

Allen Plantation operated by Natchitoches farmstead association, a cooperative established through the cooperation of FSA (Farm Security Administration). Louisiana

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Main house on the John Henry cotton plantation, which was built by mulatto Augustin Metoyier for his son Louis. It was originally called Yucca Plantation (from Spanish). See general caption

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Geese in road in cotton plantation area

Mulattoes returning from town with groceries and supplies near Melrose. Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

Allen Plantation, operated by Natchitoches farmstead association, a cooperative established through the cooperation of FSA (Farm Security Administration). Louisiana

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Son of mulatto servant on John Henry cotton plantation

Allen Plantation, operated by Natchitoches farmstead association, a cooperative established through the cooperation of FSA (Farm Security Administration). Louisiana

Bayou Bourbeaux Plantation operated by Bayou Bourbeaux farmstead association, a cooperative established through the cooperation of the FSA (Farm Security Administration)

Melrose, Natchitoches, Parish, Louisiana. Pigeonnier on old John Henry cotton plantation. Built about 1824 (see general caption)

Natchitoches, Louisiana. A Negro sitting on the porch of a store where live fish are for sale

Allen Plantation operated by Natchitoches farmstead association, a cooperative established through the cooperation of FSA (Farm Security Administration). Louisiana

Farmer and his wife fishing in Cane River on Fourth of July. Later the whole family had a fish fry. Near Natchitoches, Louisiana

The horse is a frequent means of transportation on the country roads and around the plantations near Melrose, Natchitoche Parish, Louisiana

College boys trying to "thumb" a ride home over the weekend, near Natchitoches, Louisiana

Farm family having fish fry along Cane River on Fourth of July near Natchitoches, Louisiana

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Bedroom of home built by old French mulatto family. The walls of the house are of mud, the floors bare ground, dirt and a few bricks. Belongs to Zeline and Joe Rocque

One of the mulattoes who works on the John Henry Plantation and is very skilled in woodwork, weaving and crafts. Melrose, Natchitoches-Parish, Louisiana

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Son of mulatto servant on John Henry cotton plantation

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Mulatto children fishing in the Cane River

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Members of French mulatto family near John Henry cotton plantation

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Bedroom with religious pictures, etc. on mud walls of hut built and still occupied by French-mulattoes near John Henry cotton plantation. Belongs to Rocque family (see general caption)

Boys in Natchitoches, Louisiana, folding papers before delivering them in the afternoon

Natchitoches, Louisiana

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Old home with mud walls built by mulattoes, now a part of the John Henry cotton plantation. It was the original house built on the "Yucca Plantation" by Augustin Metoyier in 1824, and later, after big house was built, it was used as a slave hospital. It was sold to J.H. Henry in 1833

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Going to crossroads store for supplies in cotton plantation area

Farm family having fish fry along Cane River on Fourth of July near Natchitoches, Louisiana

Natchitoches, Louisiana

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Old plantation home in cotton region, La Cote Joyeuse Bermuda, belonging to Prudhomme family

Allen Plantation operated by Natchitoches farmstead association, a cooperative established through the cooperation of FSA (Farm Security Administration). Louisiana

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Old home in cotton plantation area originally built and owned and still occupied (rented) by mulatto family

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. One of French mulatto colony near John Henry cotton plantation. Uncle Joe Rocque, about eighty-six years old (see general caption)

Boys in Natchitoches, Louisiana, folding papers before delivering them in the afternoon

Daughter of member of Allen Plantation cooperative association carrying water to her mother who is chopping cotton in the field. Near Natchitoches, Louisiana

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Mulattoes sitting on the porch of country store and bar near John Henry cotton plantation

Mulattoes returning from town with groceries and supplies near Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Road leading to Black Lake, excellent fishing area

Natchitoches, Louisiana

Farmer fishing in Cane River on Fourth of July. Near Natchitoches, Louisiana

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

Man in front of his home weeding his lawn on Sunday. Natchitoches, Louisiana

Bayou Bourbeaux plantation by Bayou Bourbeaux farmstead association, a cooperative established through the cooperation of FSA (Farm Security Administration)

Negro worker who does housework when not picking cotton. Near Natchitoches, Louisiana

Natchitoches, Louisiana

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Cane River, excellent fishing grounds

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Tenants home, formerly slave quarters, on cotton plantation

Natchitoches, Louisiana

Boating and fishing along Cane River on Fourth of July. Near Natchitoches, Louisiana

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Trying to repair a "Model T" Ford on Saturday afternoon

Bayou Bourbeaux Plantation operated by Bayou Bourbeaux farmstead association, a cooperative established through the cooperation of the FSA (Farm Security Administration)

Boating and fishing along Cane River on Fourth of July near Natchitoches, Louisiana

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Mulatto returning home after buying supplies at country store

Allen Plantation operated by Natchitoches farmstead association, a cooperative established through the cooperation of the FSA (Farm Security Administration). Louisiana

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Horses hitched to fence opposite plantation store on Saturday afternoon. John Henry plantation

Natchitoches, Louisiana

The horse is a frequent means of transportation on the country roads and around the plantations near Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

Bayou Bourbeaux plantation by Bayou Bourbeaux farmstead association, a cooperative established through the cooperation of FSA (Farm Security Administration)

Natchitoches, Louisiana

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. One of cabins built by mulattoes on John Henry cotton plantation. It was originally the kitchen to the big house, later the blacksmith shop. Built and owned by Metoyier and sold to J.H. Henry in 1833

Natchitoches, Louisiana

Bayou Bourbeaux Plantation operated by Bayou Bourbeaux farmstead association, a cooperative established through the cooperation of the FSA (Farm Security Administration)

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Going to crossroads store for supplies

Allen Plantation, operated by Natchitoches farmstead association, a cooperative established through the cooperation of FSA (Farm Security Administration). Louisiana

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Children of mulatto family returning home after an afternoon's fishing in Cane River

One of the mulattoes who works on the John Henry Plantation and is very skilled in woodwork, weaving and crafts. Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

Allen Plantation operated by Natchitoches farmstead association, a cooperative established through the cooperation of FSA (Farm Security Administration). Louisiana

Natchitoches, Louisiana

One of the mulattoes who works on the John Henry Plantation and is very skilled in woodwork, weaving and crafts. Melrose, Natchitoches-Parish, Louisiana

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. One of cabins built by mulattoes on John Henry cotton plantation. It was originally the kitchen to the big house, later the blacksmith shop. Built and owned by Metoyier and sold to J.H. Henry in 1833

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. "African" house, probably storeroom, smokehouse, or jail when built by mulattoes, now part of John Henry cotton plantation, originally the Yucca Plantation (from Spanish). See general caption

Bayou Bourbeaux Plantation operated by Bayou Bourbeaux farmstead association, a cooperative established through the cooperation of the FSA (Farm Security Administration)

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. One of the tenant houses on the John Henry Plantation with some of the best Delta cotton up to its door (see general caption)

Natchitoches, Louisiana

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Old cotton plantation store "Chopin Store." Perry Plantation

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Old plantation home in cotton region, La Cote Joyeuse Bermuda, belonging to Prudhomme family

Farm family having fish fry on Fourth of July along Cane River. Near Natchitoches, Louisiana

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

Children of mulatto family sitting on steps of very old home built by some prosperous mulattoes. Melrose, Louisiana

Natchitoches, Louisiana

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Mulatto riding to crossroads store to get supplies after heavy rains

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Mulattoes' home in cotton plantation area

Farm family having fish fry along Cane River on Fourth of July near Natchitoches, Louisiana

Allen Plantation operated by Natchitoches farmstead association, a cooperative established through the cooperation of FSA (Farm Security Administration). Louisiana

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Son of one of the mulattoes who works on the John Henry plantation

Member of Allen Plantation cooperative association hoeing cotton. Near Natchitoches, Louisiana