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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Williams, Miss Adele
A portrait of Miss Adele Williams taken outside., larc@tulane.edu
Williams, Miss or Mrs.
A portrait of Miss or Mrs. Williams., larc@tulane.edu
Williams, Miss or Mrs.
Two portraits of Miss or Mrs. Williams., larc@tulane.edu
Williams, Miss or Mrs.
A portrait of Miss or Mrs. Williams wearing a hat., larc@tulane.edu
Williams, Miss or Mrs.
Two profile portraits of Miss or Mrs. Williams., larc@tulane.edu
Williams, Miss or Mrs.
A portrait of Miss or Mrs. Williams., larc@tulane.edu
Williams, Miss or Mrs.
A profile portrait of Miss or Mrs. Williams., larc@tulane.edu
Williams, Miss or Mrs. (Bride)
A wedding portrait of the Williams bride., larc@tulane.edu
Williams, Mrs. George with George and Adele
Mrs. George Williams with her son [George] and daughter Adele ("Sister")., larc@tulane.edu
Williams, wedding party
The Williams wedding party including the bride (center), bridesmaids, and flower girl (front)., larc@tulane.edu
Willmont, Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
A portrait of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Willmont. Image is only partially visible because of damage., larc@tulane.edu
Willmont, Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
A portrait of Mrs. W. J. Willmont and child., larc@tulane.edu
Wilson girls
A portrait of the three Wilson girls., larc@tulane.edu
Wilson, Mrs. and three daughters
A portrait of Mrs. Wilson and her three daughters., larc@tulane.edu
Wilson, Mrs. Gordon
A profile portrait of Mrs. Gordon Wilson (nee Alice Pool)., larc@tulane.edu
Wilson, Mrs. Gordon
A profile portrait of Mrs. Gordon Wilson (nee Alice Pool)., larc@tulane.edu
Winton, Misses (two children)
A portrait of the two Winton girls., larc@tulane.edu
Wisdom, William B.
A portrait of Mr. William B. Wisdom., larc@tulane.edu
Witherspoon, Mrs. Evelyn
A portrait of Mrs. Evelyn Witherspoon (nee Meuchey) standing by a window., larc@tulane.edu
Wolf residence group
An image of the Wolf residence group. Pictured from left to right: Mr. Paul Godchaux, Mr. Eiseman, Mrs. Justine Eiseman (nee Godchaux), Mr. Leon Godchaux, Mrs. Leon Godchaux (nee Hortense Schlenker), Mr. Albert Wolf, Mrs. Albert Wolf (nee Carrie Godchaux)., larc@tulane.edu

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