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Andrew D. Lytle’s Baton Rouge

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martinbookAndrew Lytle photographed many facets of life in Baton Rouge between the 1860s and 1910, including the city’s occupation by Union forces during the Civil War. LSU Libraries’ Mark E. Martin has edited a collection of Lytle’s photos, released this month by LSU Press. Andrew D. Lytle’s Baton Rouge begins with Martin’s overview of the life and work of the photographer and contains 120 of Lytle’s photographs. Many of Lytle’s photographs were lost when his heirs tossed the glass negatives down a well after his death. Prints of each of the photos had to be created for publication, and this task was undertaken by Sissy Albertine, who made use of the surviving glass plate negatives as well as duplicate negatives to make the prints. Sissy and Mark then worked together on the sequencing of the images for publication.

Read more about the book in the LSU Press Catalog and 225 Magazine‘s review.

Mark Martin will sign copies of his book on April 12, 2008 at 1:00 pm at the Barnes and Noble store at Perkins Rowe on Bluebonnet Blvd.

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4 comments on “Andrew D. Lytle’s Baton Rouge
  1. Jocelyn Myhand Gauthreaux says:

    Recently we had a family forum and pulled out an ancient album.
    Several unmarked pictures were by A D Lytle Photographer,
    Baton Rouge, LA, one has the date 1887.

  2. Harry Lilly says:

    My Mother gave me an ancient photo album filled with ancestor pictures…. none are identified, I am curious if there is any documentation available to identify the persons?

  3. We believe Andrew Lytle is an ancestor. I too, have an ancient album with many unidentified photos but some have been identified by relatives still living. Maybe we have some of the same pictures? If interested, I assume some contact can be made through this website.

  4. Eddie Kessler says:

    I am looking for Civil War CDV’s Photos by A D Lytle. Especially Kentucky related. 270-378-2360, leave message.

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