william hession COLLECTION
Earl K. Long Library
Size: 365 items (0.2 linear feet)
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
rights are retained by the Earl K. Long Library,
Hession Collection, Earl K. Long Library,
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.
black-and-white photoprints depicting views of
Vieux Carré (