New Orleans is one of our country’s most visually striking cities. From the balconies of the Vieux Carré to the mausoleums of the cemeteries, New Orleans has inspired many residents and visitors alike to capture the town’s unique cityscapes in sketches, paintings, engravings, and photographs. The books below feature many of the pictures that artists have left behind over the the centuries, from the architectural drawings of Pierre Le Blond de La Tour to photographs from the Civil Rights Era. The images that painters and photographers like Louis Develle and Theodore Lilienthal captured can help us to visualize what the city looked like in the past and how it has changed over time. The visual record of Old New Orleans testifies to the city’s rich cultural heritage.