WILLIAM HESSION COLLECTION
Earl K. Long Library
University of New Orleans
Size: 365 items (0.2 linear feet)
locations: New Orleans, La.; Natchez and Vicksburg, Miss.
Inclusive dates: ca. 1942-1958
Summary: Photographs of New Orleans (mainly views of the Vieux Carré but also including views of Audubon Park, City Park, Chalmette Battlefield, Poydras Street, the Garden District and Uptown, and city docks), also views of Natchez and Vicksburg, Miss.
Most images are identified (in some instances incorrectly) and dated on the reverse, probably by Hession.
Source: Gift, October 1991
Access: No restrictions
Copyright: Physical rights are retained by the Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans.
Citation: William Hession Collection, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans
William Hession (April 5, 1883 – March 17, 1979) was a stone cutter and later a fireman on the Illinois Central Railroad, as well as a photographer and painter.
229-1 365 black-and-white photoprints depicting views of New Orleans, La., and Natchez and Vicksburg, Miss. Included are 116 prints measuring 6½“ x 5”; 107 prints measuring 3½“ x 5”; 141 prints measuring 3¼“ x 4 5/8“; 1 print measuring 4” x 5” (note: measurements are approximate).
New Orleans, La.—Views
Vieux Carré (New Orleans, La.)—Views