Joseph Woodson "Pops" Whitesell Photographs

Description


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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Unidentified-Wedding 281
A portrait of an unidentified bride., larc@tulane.edu
Unidentified-Wedding 282
A portrait of an unidentified bride., larc@tulane.edu
Unidentified-Wedding 282
A portrait of an unidentified bride., larc@tulane.edu
Unidentified-Wedding 283
A portrait of an unidentified bride., larc@tulane.edu
Unidentified-Wedding 284
A portrait of an unidentified bride., larc@tulane.edu
Unidentified-Wedding 284
A portrait of an unidentified bride., larc@tulane.edu
Unidentified-Wedding 285
A portrait of an unidentified bride with an umbrella., larc@tulane.edu
Unidentified-Wedding 286
A portrait of an unidentified bride., larc@tulane.edu
Unidentified-Wedding 286
A portrait of an unidentified bride., larc@tulane.edu
Unidentified-Wedding 287
A portrait of an unidentified bride. Bride's face is obscured by damage., larc@tulane.edu
Unidentified-Wedding 288
A portrait of bridesmaids and a flower girl from an unidentified wedding party., larc@tulane.edu
Unidentified-Wedding 289
A portrait of an unidentified bride., larc@tulane.edu
Unidentified-Wedding 289
A portrait of an unidentified bride., larc@tulane.edu
Unidentified-Wedding 290
A portrait of an unidentified bride., larc@tulane.edu
Unidentified-Wedding 290
A portrait of an unidentified bride., larc@tulane.edu
Unidentified-Wedding 290
A portrait of an unidentified bride., larc@tulane.edu
Unidentified-Wedding 291
A portrait of an unidentified bride, a bridesmaid, and a flower girl., larc@tulane.edu
Unidentified-Wedding 292
A wedding portrait of [Elise Nichals Pastel], bride., larc@tulane.edu
Unidentified-Wedding 293
A portrait of an unidentified wedding party., larc@tulane.edu
Unidentified-Wedding 294
A portrait of an unidentified bride., larc@tulane.edu

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