Josie Arlington COLLECTION



(Mss 270)






Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans


July 1995








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Size:                          13 items



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


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]).




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270-1              Folder containing 13 photographic prints.




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Arlington, Josie

Prostitution—LouisianaNew Orleans