Joseph Woodson "Pops" Whitesell Photographs

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This collection consists of over 2,550 glass plate negatives by noted New Orleans photographer Joseph Woodson “Pops” Whitesell (1876 – 1958). Internationally-renowned, Whitesell was one of the most exhibited photographers of his day, including an exhibition of his work at the Smithsonian in 1946. Today his work is part of the permanent collections of many institutions, including the Brooklyn Museum, the Smithsonian, the Chicago Historical Society, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Louisiana State Museum.

Whitesell moved to New Orleans from his native Indiana in 1918. By 1921 he had established a studio in the French Quarter where he became a noted portrait photographer. In addition to documenting New Orleans society, including debutantes, wedding parties, boards of directors, and Carnival royalty, Whitesell was a central figure of French Quarter bohemia and was part of the arts and preservation movement that became known as the French Quarter Renaissance.

The Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC) contains materials protected by U.S. copyright law. LaRC makes its collections available for research and study purposes only. Any other use requires permission from LaRC. If permission for additional use is granted by the Louisiana Research Collection, the patron has the sole responsibility (1) for determining whether the intended use requires the consent of any third party and (2) for obtaining any necessary consents or licenses from the intellectual property rights holders.

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Building - Baseball bleachers 706
Glass plate negative of a baseball field and bleachers., larc@tulane.edu
Building: Le Petit Salon at 620 St. Peter St. 702
A photograph of Le Petit Salon at 620 St. Peter St., larc@tulane.edu
Buildings - Newcomb College 705
Glass plate negative of Newcomb College Building., larc@tulane.edu
[Glenny] wedding
A group wedding portrait with six bridesmaids, the bride (center), a flower girl, and a ring bearer., larc@tulane.edu
[Glenny] wedding
A group wedding portrait with six bridesmaids, the bride (center), a flower girl, and a ring bearer., larc@tulane.edu
[Glenny] wedding
A wedding portrait of a bride [Nora Glenny]., larc@tulane.edu
[Glenny] wedding
A group wedding portrait with six bridesmaids, the bride (center), a flower girl, and a ring bearer., larc@tulane.edu
[Glenny] wedding
A wedding portrait of a bride [Nora Glenny]., larc@tulane.edu
[Glenny] wedding
A group wedding portrait with bride, bridesmaids, flower girl, and ring bearer. The bride, pictured in the center, is identified as Nora Glenny., larc@tulane.edu
[Glenny] wedding
A group wedding portrait with six bridesmaids, the bride (center), a flower girl, and a ring bearer., larc@tulane.edu
[Glenny] wedding
A wedding portrait of a bride [Nora Glenny]., larc@tulane.edu
[Glenny] wedding
A wedding portrait of a bride [Nora Glenny]., larc@tulane.edu
Living room
A photograph of a livingroom., larc@tulane.edu
Nott buildings (Kingsley House) 703
Glass plate negative of the Nott buildings (Kingsley House)., larc@tulane.edu
Nott furniture 704
Glass plate negative of furniture in the Nott building., larc@tulane.edu
Railey, Miss Mary
A portrait of Miss Mary Railey., larc@tulane.edu
Rainold, Mrs. Frank
A portrait of Mrs. Frank Rainold (nee Althea Weurpel)., larc@tulane.edu
Rainold, Mrs. Frank
A portrait of Mrs. Frank Rainold (nee Althea Weurpel)., larc@tulane.edu
Rainold, Mrs. Frank
A portrait of Mrs. Frank Rainold (nee Althea Weurpel)., larc@tulane.edu

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