These 13 Rare Photos Show Louisiana’s Oyster History Like Never Before


Louisiana has a long history with oysters. Go into any restaurant around New Orleans (and surrounding areas) and you’ll find them on the menu. The famous dish, Oysters Rockefeller was invented at Antoine’s, New Orleans’ oldest restaurant. Before the BP oil spill in 2010, Louisiana was the largest producer of oysters in the United States.

The oyster industry employees thousands of people right here in Louisiana, and has done so for centuries. Let’s take a look at what life was like for an Oyster fisherman almost a hundred years ago.