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Snapshots

  1. lantern

    Snapshot Title: lantern
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    Like a gigantic lighthouse, the building has a light at its summit. It can be seen for many miles from the surrounding countryside, which is mainly flat delta land.



  2. eagles

    Snapshot Title: eagles
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    Four bald eagles guard the very top of the building.



  3. pelicans

    Snapshot Title: pelicans
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    Brown Pelicans roost permanently in limestone just below the observation deck level on the 34th floor.



  4. corner angels

    Snapshot Title: corner angels
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    four angels guard the corners of the capitol building, just below the observation deck on the 34th floor.



  5. waving cherub

    Snapshot Title: waving cherub
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    The four corners below the observation deck display waving cherubs.



  6. raccoon

    Snapshot Title: raccoon
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    A common Louisiana mammal.



  7. crawfish

    Snapshot Title: crawfish
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    A favourite addition to gumbos and bisques as well as fried or boiled by itself, the crawfish prospers in the wild in Bayous and ditches across the southern half of the State. Crawfish are also raise...



  8. cotton picking

    Snapshot Title: cotton picking
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    cotton was more profitable than sugar cane and, if the land could support it, was a favoured crop in the State. The incursion of the boll-weevil, though, drastically reduced the farmland devoted to t...



  9. ornate bronze

    Snapshot Title: ornate bronze
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    a bronze transom depicts egrets and herons in a lush semi-tropical environment as is found in the marshes of southern Louisiana.



  10. sugar cane

    Snapshot Title: sugar cane
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    Sugar cane, once cut by hand, is now cultivated and harvested by huge purpose-built machinery.



  11. alligator

    Snapshot Title: alligator
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    Once hunted to dangerously low population levels, the alligator has come back in great numbers in the swamps.



  12. beaver pelts

    Snapshot Title: beaver pelts
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    An important trade item in the New World, the European fashion for water-proof beaver-pelt top hats helped fuel development in the 19th-century.



  13. livestock

    Snapshot Title: livestock
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    hens and rooster, ducks, a pig and a milk cow adorn the portico.



  14. Union, Justice, Confidence

    Snapshot Title: Union, Justice, Confidence
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    The Louisiana motto is displayed above a group of seated judges.



  15. State seal

    Snapshot Title: State seal
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    The Louisiana seal features a brown pelican stripping feathers and skin from its breast to feed its young chicks. This symbol is also associated with Jesus and appears in medieval cathedrals in Europ...