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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Westfeldt, Mrs. Wallace
A portrait of Mrs. Wallace Westfeldt (nee Burdette Waldo)., larc@tulane.edu
Westfeldt, Mrs. Wallace
A portrait of Mrs. Wallace Westfeldt (nee Burdette Waldo)., larc@tulane.edu
Westfeldt, Mrs. Wallace
A profile portrait photograph of Mrs. Wallace Westfeldt (nee Burdette Waldo)., larc@tulane.edu
Westside Stars baseball team
An image of the Westside Stars baseball team. The image is only partially visible because of damage., larc@tulane.edu
Wheeler, Mr. A. P.
A portrait of Mr. A. P. Wheeler., larc@tulane.edu
White dog
Two portrait photographs of the White family dog standing in a chair., larc@tulane.edu
White dog
Two portrait photographs of the White family dog standing in a chair., larc@tulane.edu
White, Miss (child)
A portrait of Miss White (child)., larc@tulane.edu
White, Miss Elizabeth
A portrait of Miss Elizabeth White (Mrs. Walter [?] Stoffen)., larc@tulane.edu
White, Miss or Mrs.
A portrait of Miss or Mrs. White., larc@tulane.edu
White, Mr. Sidney Johnson
A portrait of Mr. Sidney Johnson White., larc@tulane.edu
Whitesell, Joseph Woodson "Pops," 1876-1958
An image of Pops Whitesell standing in the courtyard of his home located on the 700 block of St. Peter Street in New Orleans., larc@tulane.edu
Whitesell, Pops and Daniel Webster Whitney
An image of Pops Whitesell and Daniel Webster Whitney. Image was taken at [Whitesell's home] located on the 700 block of St. Peter Street in New Orleans., larc@tulane.edu
Whitmire, Miss or Mrs.
An image of Miss or Mrs. Whitmire., larc@tulane.edu
Williams, Adele and George
A portrait of Miss Adele and George Williams taken outside., larc@tulane.edu
Williams, Adele and George (children)
A portrait of the Adele and George Williams., larc@tulane.edu
Williams children
A portrait of [George] Williams wearing a sailor outfit and sitting by a desk., larc@tulane.edu
Williams children
An image of one of the Williams' girls outside, by a bench. Plaque on bench reads: "Donated by Luzainne Coffee.", larc@tulane.edu
Williams Family
A portrait of members of the Williams family., larc@tulane.edu
Williams Family
A portrait of members of the Williams family., larc@tulane.edu

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