Mardi Gras Photos by Pops Whitesell

Joseph Woodson “Pops” Whitesell-Courtesy the Collections of the Louisiana State Museum

          Anne Green, costumed as Queen of Tyre, Krewe of Athenians maid, Gelatin-Silver, 1933

To many, they are among the most recognizable symbols of traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras. Flamboyant, poised and ever-elegant, Carnival Kings and Carnival Queens were — and still are — elected annually to preside over the city’s early March celebrations. And yet today, one of the most prolific and talented photographers of old-time parade royalty remains little known outside Louisiana.

Renowned locally, “Pops” Whitesell — born Joseph Woodson Whitesell — was frequently commissioned to photograph New Orleans high society, from Mardi Gras Queens and blushing brides to cultural celebrities. Sinclair Lewis, Tennessee Williams, Hoosier Wayman Adams and Beverly Taylor are just a few of the artists who sat in front of his lens.

Read more: Queens of New Orleans: Mardi Gras Photos by Pops Whitesell - LightBox http://lightbox.time.com/2014/03/04/mardi-gras-queens-new-orleans/#ixzz2vMm0gxKE

To read the rest of the story & see the Photo-Gallery, follow this link. http://lightbox.time.com/2014/03/04/mardi-gras-queens-new-orleans/?xid=newsletter-photos-weekly#3

 

 

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