Early 1940's Delacroix trapper named Melmetto setting foot traps in the marsh. Part of the "Faces of Islenos" collection.
Monotone painting from the 1940's of a Delacroix Islander, Raphael Robin, who was Jose's great-great uncle on his mother's side. Portrait painted from a photograph found in Library of Congress.
Scene from 1950's in Hopedale, Louisiana. Part of the "Faces of Islenos" collection.
Photo from the 1950's in Hopedale, Louisiana. Part of the "Faces of Islenos" collection.
Monotone painting of Jose's maternal grandfather, Philip Morales, in the late 1950's in Delacroix Island, Louisiana. Part of the "Faces of Islenos" collection.
Painting of Jose's childhood neighbor known as Uncle Wink from Reggio, Louisiana.
Portrait of Jose's great uncle, Frank Campo, from Shell Beach, Louisiana.
Louie Armstrong leads all-star parade through a New Orleans street.
Folk-style painting of the King of Jazz, Louie Armstrong.
Teta's, a local bar found in Reggio, Louisiana. Jose grew up a half mile away and would ride past it to visit friends who lived down the road.
Abandoned, rustic home that Jose passed going back and forth to school, which is located in Poydras, Louisiana.
A morning scene of Jose's backyard.