william hession COLLECTION

 

 

(Mss 229)

 

 

Inventory

 

 

Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

 

October 1991

 

 

Contents

 

 

Summary

 

Biographical Note

 

Container List

 

Index Terms

 

Procedures for Requesting Special Collections Materials

 

 

 

Summary

 

 

Size:                          365 items (0.2 linear feet)

 

Geographic

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.

 

Related

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

 

Source:                     Gift, October 1991

 

Access:                     No restrictions

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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