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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[Auban], Miss or Mrs.
Two portraits of Miss or Mrs. [Auban]. Writing across the top of the glass plate contains alternate spelling of Auban: Aubon., larc@tulane.edu
[Auban], Miss or Mrs.
A portrait of Miss or Mrs. [Auban]. Writing at the top of the slide contains alternate spelling of Auban: Aubon., larc@tulane.edu
[Auban], Miss or Mrs.
Two images of Miss or Mrs. [Auban], one of her standing and one of her seated. Writing across the top of the glass plate has alternate spelling: Aubon., larc@tulane.edu
Audley, Mr. Jack
A portrait of Mr. Audley., larc@tulane.edu
Audley, Mr. Jack
A portrait of Mr. Audley., larc@tulane.edu
Austin, Miss or Mrs.
A portrait of Miss or Mrs. Austin., larc@tulane.edu
Austin, Mr.
A portrait of Mr. Austin wearing glasses., larc@tulane.edu
Austin, Mr.
A portrait of Mr. Austin wearing glasses., larc@tulane.edu
Bagley, Mrs. Edwards
A portrait of Mrs. Edwards Bagley (nee Mildred Zaringer)., larc@tulane.edu
Bagley, Mrs. Edwards
A profile portrait of Mrs. Edwards Bagley (nee Mildred Zaringer)., larc@tulane.edu
Bailey, Butchey
Image of a child seated in chair labeled "Mr. Butchy Bailey.", larc@tulane.edu
Bailey, Butchey
A portrait of a child labeled "Mr. Butchy Bailey.", larc@tulane.edu
Bailey, Butchey and Ruddie Rudolf
A portrait of Butchy Bailey, pictured on the left, with his sister Ruddie., larc@tulane.edu
Bailey, Mr. Butchy
A portrait of a child labeled "Mr. Butchy Bailey.", larc@tulane.edu
Bailey, Mr. Butchy and baby
A child and infant seated in chair labeled "Mr. Butchy Bailey and baby.", larc@tulane.edu
Bailey, Mrs. Robinson Bailey, Ruddie Rudolf, and Butchy Bailey
A portrait of Mrs. Robinson Bailey (nee Mary Hayne) with her daughter, Ruddie Rudolph to her left, and her son, Butchy Bailey, on her right., larc@tulane.edu
Bailey, Mrs. Robinson Bailey, Ruddie Rudolf, and Butchy Bailey
A portrait of Mrs. Robinson Bailey (nee Mary Hayne) with her daughter, Ruddie Rudolph to her left, and her son, Butchy Bailey, on her right., larc@tulane.edu
Bailey, Mrs. Robinson, Ruddie Rudolf, and Butchy Bailey
A portrait of Mrs. Robinson Bailey (nee Mary Hayne) with her daughter, Ruddie Rudolph, on her left, and her son, Butchy Bailey on her right., larc@tulane.edu
Baldwin, Mr. Robert Bruce
Portrait of Mr. Robert Bruce Baldwin with arms crossed., larc@tulane.edu
Baldwin, Mr. Robert Bruce
A portrait of Mr. Robert Bruce Baldwin., larc@tulane.edu

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