MUGNIER (GEORGE FRANÇOIS) COLLECTION

(Mss. 1728, 1781, 1968)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2010

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
LIST OF PHOTOGRAPHS ............................................................................................................ 5
INDEX TERMS .............................................................................................................................. 7
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 8

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SUMMARY

Size.

39 items and 1 printed volume

Geographic locations.

New Orleans

Inclusive dates.

1880-1961

Bulk dates.

1880-1910

Language.

English

Summary.

Photographs by George François Mugnier (1855-1936), one of the leading American documentary photographers, of buildings in New Orleans. Catalog, 1961, of exhibit at the Cabildo in New Orleans of photography by Mugnier included.

Organization.

Arranged alphabetically by subject of photograph.

Restrictions on access.

If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

George François Mugnier Stereographs, Mss. 1785

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

George François Mugnier Collection, Mss. 1728, 1781, and 1968, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Alternate title.

George François Mugnier Photographs and Exhibit Catalog

Stack location(s).

U:104

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Born in Geneva, Switzerland, George François Mugnier moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, in the 1860s. He worked as a watchmaker, engraver, commercial artist, and photographer. In the 1880s, he owned a photographic studio which produced stereographic cards and views of local subjects.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Photographs in the collection primarily depict New Orleans buildings and monuments. Included are scenes of the French Market, a levee, Chalmette Monument, City Hall, a Confederate Navy submarine, the U.S. Mint, Jackson Square, the Louisiana Sugar and Rice Exchange, a plantation home, mansions, slave quarters, and streets of New Orleans.

A printed catalog (1961) of an exhibit of works by Mugnier at the Cabildo in New Orleans is included.

LIST OF PHOTOGRAPHS

Chalmette Monument, 1 item

City Hall (old), 2 items

Confederate Navy submarine, 1 item

Conservatory of Music Entrance, 1 item

French Market exterior and meat market, 5 items

French Opera House, 1 item

Grandchamps’ Pharmacy, 501 Royal Street, 1 item

The Haunted House Royal and Governor Nicholls Streets, 1 item

Italian Parish Church, 1 item

Jackson Square, 2 items

Labranche Buildings, 700 Royal Street,

LeMonnier Mansion, Royal and St. Peter Streets, 1 item

Lee Monument Lee Circle, 1 item

LeMonnier Mansion, Royal and St. Peter Streets, 1 item

Levee Scene, 2 items

Louisiana Sugar and Rice Exchange, 1 item

Black Quarters, 2 items

Plantation Home, 1 item

St. Louis Hotel, 1 item

Schertz (Helen Pitkin) House, 2 items

Spanish Fort, 6 items

Bourbon and St. Phillip Streets, 1 item

Ursuline Street, 1 item

U. S. Mint, 2 items

Washington Artillery, 1 item

Catalog of exhibit at Cabildo, 1961, 1 printed vol.

INDEX TERMS

Architecture--Louisiana--New Orleans.

Exhibition catalogs.

New Orleans (La.)--Photographs.

New Orleans (La.)--Pictorial works.

Photographers--Louisiana--New Orleans.

Photographic prints.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

U:104

1

1-25

1880-1910, 1961