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MSS 229 - William Hession Photographs Collection: Inventory


(Mss 229)


Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

October 1991





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.



collections:                          Photographs Collection; Frank B. Moore Collection (Mss 145)


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



Biographical Note


            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.

Container List


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).

Index Terms


Natchez, Miss.—Views

New Orleans, La.—Views

Vicksburg, Miss.—Views

Vieux Carré (New Orleans, La.)—Views