Illustration of Acadian women washing clothes in Bayou Lafourche, with a man with a net on a long pole among them. Trees with Spanish moss and two men on a fishing boat are in the background. An illustration based on this drawing was published in Harper's Weekly on October 20, 1866.


  • Title: Washing Day in Acadia on the Bayou Lafourche, Louisiana
  • Creator: Alfred Rudolph Waud
  • Creator Lifespan: 1828-1891
  • Date Created: 1866
  • Physical Dimensions: 10 13/16" x 9 1/2"
  • Type: drawings (visual works)
  • Rights: Physical rights are retained by The Historic New Orleans Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.
  • Medium: graphite (mineral); whitewash (water-base paint)
  • Art Form: Drawings
  • Support: Pencil and white wash
  • Depicted Location: Louisiana, Bayou Lafourche (Louisiana)
  • Depicted Topic: Studies (visual works)
  • Credit Line: The Historic New Orleans Collection, The L. Kemper and Leila Moore Williams Founders Collection
  • Accession Number: 1965.26

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