This picture was taken at the steps leading to the front entrance to the Louisiana State Capitol Building. The entrance is approached by a grand staircase with one step for each of the 48 states, listed in the order of their admittance to the Union. Alaska and Hawaii were added to the top step when they were made states.

In the field of view to the left of the steps is a statue named The Patriots - an armored soldier and the mourners of a warrior slain in battle.