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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Waide, Mrs.
An image of Mrs. Waide., larc@tulane.edu
Waide, Mrs.
A portrait of Mrs. Waide., larc@tulane.edu
Walcher, Mr.
A portrait of Mr. Walcher., larc@tulane.edu
Wall (baby)
A portrait photograph of the Wall baby., larc@tulane.edu
Wallace, Miss or Mrs.
A portrait photograph of Miss or Mrs. Wallace., larc@tulane.edu
Walmsley, Mrs. Sylvester
A portrait photograph of Miss or Mrs. Sylvester Walmsley (nee Pierce), larc@tulane.edu
Walmsley, Mrs. Sylvester
A portrait photograph of Miss or Mrs. Sylvester Walmsley (nee Pierce), larc@tulane.edu
Walmsley, Mrs. Sylvester
A portrait photograph of Miss or Mrs. Sylvester Walmsley (nee Pierce), larc@tulane.edu
Warmouth, Miss or Mrs.
Two portraits of Miss or Mrs. Warmouth, one is a profile portrait., larc@tulane.edu
Warmouth, Miss or Mrs.
Two portraits of Miss or Mrs. Warmouth., larc@tulane.edu
Warmouth, Mr.
Two profile portraits of Mr. Warmouth., larc@tulane.edu
Warreez bride
A wedding portrait of the Warreez bride., larc@tulane.edu
Warriner baby
An image of the Warriner baby., larc@tulane.edu
Warriner, Mrs. D and baby
A portrait of Mrs. D Warriner and baby sitting on a sofa., larc@tulane.edu
Washburn, Miss or Mrs.
A portrait of Miss or Mrs. Washburn., larc@tulane.edu
Watson, Mr.
A portrait of Mr. Watson wearing a hat. The portrait is only partially visible because of damage., larc@tulane.edu
Watson, Mr.
A portrait of Mr. Watson wearing a hat. The portrait is only partially visible because of damage., larc@tulane.edu
Watson, Mr.
A portrait of Mr. Watson wearing a hat., larc@tulane.edu
Watt, Mrs. and two daughters
An image of Mrs. Watt and her two daughters., larc@tulane.edu
Watters, Mrs. Adair
A portrait photograph of Mrs. Adair Watters (nee Nell Karny) wearing a crown and cape while holding a sceptre and a bouquet of flowers., larc@tulane.edu

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