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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Bancher, Miss or Mrs.
A portrait of Miss or Mrs. Bancher sitting in a chair., larc@tulane.edu
Band, Miss or Mrs.
Two portraits of Miss or Mrs. Band., larc@tulane.edu
Bange, Miss
A portrait of Miss Bange standing next to a chair., larc@tulane.edu
Barkley, Mr.
A portrait of Mr. Barkley., larc@tulane.edu
Barley baby
A portrait of the Barley baby., larc@tulane.edu
Barley baby
A portrait of the Barley infant., larc@tulane.edu
Barley baby
A portrait of the Barley infant., larc@tulane.edu
Barley baby
A portrait of the Barley baby., larc@tulane.edu
Barley baby
A portrait of the Barley infant., larc@tulane.edu
Barr, Miss or Mrs.
A portrait of Miss or Mrs. Barr, bride., larc@tulane.edu
Barr, Miss or Mrs.
A portrait of the Barr wedding party (bridesmaids and bride)., larc@tulane.edu
Barriere, Miss Alma
Image of Miss Alma Barriere with dog., larc@tulane.edu
Barriere, Miss Alma
Miss Alma Barriere sitting on a window sill., larc@tulane.edu
Barter, Mr.
Image of Mr. Barter (child), sitting on a bench., larc@tulane.edu
Bato, Miss or Mrs.
Two portraits of Miss or Mrs. Bato., larc@tulane.edu
Bauman family
A Bauman family portrait., larc@tulane.edu
Bauman family
A Bauman family portrait., larc@tulane.edu
Beal, Miss
Image of Miss Beal standing., larc@tulane.edu
Beal, Miss
Two portraits of Miss Beal., larc@tulane.edu
Beal, Miss or Mrs.
Miss or Mrs. Beal standing next to a sofa., larc@tulane.edu

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