Josie Arlington COLLECTION

 

 

(Mss 270)

 

 

Inventory

 

 

Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

 

July 1995

 

 

Contents

 

 

Summary

 

Biographical Note

 

Container List

 

Index Terms

 

Procedures for Requesting Special Collections Materials

 

 

 

Summary

 

 

Size:                          13 items

 

Geographic

locations:                 New Orleans, La.

 

Inclusive dates:      ca. 1900

 

Summary:                Photographs of Josie Arlington (a prominent New Orleans madam), members of her family, a Grand Route St. John residence; also posed erotica.  Some of the 13 prints contain annotations by the donor, Kenneth Owen, on reverse.  Enclosed in handmade folder with typed label, "NEW ORLEANS IN 1880 | a unique portfolio | from the original glass negatives."

 

Source:                     Gift, July 1995

 

Access:                     No restrictions

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Copyright:                Physical rights are retained by the Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans.

 

Citation:                    Josie Arlington Collection, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans

 

 

 

Biographical Note

 

 

            Josie Arlington was professional name of Mary Anna Deubler (born New Orleans, 1864 (?), died New Orleans, February 14, 1914), a prominent New Orleans madam; worked under names Josie Alton, Josie Lobrano, Josie Lobrano d'Arlington, and Josie Arlington.  Associate of Tom Anderson, state legislator and powerful New Orleans politician, under whose protection and tutelage she acquired considerable wealth.  (For further information, see Alecia Long, The Great Southern Babylon: Sex, Race, and Respectability in New Orleans, 1865-1920 [Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2004]).

 

 

 

Container List

 

 

270-1              Folder containing 13 photographic prints.

 

 

 

Index Terms

 

 

Arlington, Josie

Prostitution—LouisianaNew Orleans