Joseph Woodson "Pops" Whitesell Photographs

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Over 2,500 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.

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Abbott, Miss or Mrs.
A portrait of Miss or Mrs. Abbott., larc@tulane.edu
Adams, Miss
A portrait of Miss Adams., larc@tulane.edu
Adams, Miss
A portrait of Miss Adams., larc@tulane.edu
Adams, Miss or Mrs.
A portrait of Miss or Mrs. Adams., larc@tulane.edu
Adams, Miss or Mrs.
A portrait of Miss or Mrs. Adams., larc@tulane.edu
Aldige, Mrs. James
A portrait of Mrs. James Aldige (nee Anna Mono)., larc@tulane.edu
Aldrich, Elizabeth
A portrait of (Miss) Elizabeth Adrich, daughter of a professor at Tulane University., larc@tulane.edu
Alexander, Miss or Mrs.
A portrait of Miss or Mrs. Adams Alexander., larc@tulane.edu
Alexander, Miss or Mrs.
A portrait of Miss or Mrs. Adams Alexander., larc@tulane.edu
Alexander, Miss or Mrs.
A portrait of Miss or Mrs. Adams Alexander., larc@tulane.edu
Alexander, Miss or Mrs.
A portrait of Miss or Mrs. Adams Alexander., larc@tulane.edu
Alker, Miss or Mrs.
A portrait of Miss or Mrs. Alker., larc@tulane.edu
Allen, Mrs. Eustice
A portrait of Mrs. Eustice Allen (nee Brition)., larc@tulane.edu
Allen, Mrs. Seward
Image of Mrs. Seward Allen (nee Dorothy Wilmot) sitting outside., larc@tulane.edu
Alltmont, Miss or Mrs.
A profile portrait of Miss or Mrs. Alltmont., larc@tulane.edu
Alphonse Roy family
A portrait of the Alphonse Roy family., larc@tulane.edu
Alphonse Roy family
A portrait of the Alphonse Roy family., larc@tulane.edu
Alphonse Roy family
A portrait of the Alphonse Roy family., larc@tulane.edu
Altmont wedding party
A wedding portrait of the Altmont bride with her five bridesmaids., larc@tulane.edu
Amoss, Mrs. James
Image of Mrs. James Amoss at the foot of a staircase., larc@tulane.edu

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