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New Orleans Scenes – Mugnier Negatives

 

(Mss. 1089, 1552)

 

Inventory

 

 

Created by

Mark E. Martin

 

 

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

 

 

2003

 

Contents of inventory

 

Summary                                                                     

Biographical/Historical Note                                        

Scope and Content Note                                             

List of Series                                                               

Series Descriptions                                                      

Index Terms                                                                

Container List                                                              

 

Summary

 

Size:                   Twenty-six (26) dry plate negatives, 5” X 8”; fifty-two (52) 8”X 10” modern photographic prints printed by the LSU Photographic Studio (1959) and the photographic reproduction unit of LSU Libraries – Special Collections (2002).

Geographic

Locations:          Louisiana.

 

Inclusive

Dates:                ca.1885-1910.

 

Bulk Dates:       ca.1885-1910.

 

Languages:        English.

 

Summary:          The negatives and prints document a number of locations in and around New Orleans, La.

 

Source:              Unknown.

 

Access:              No restrictions.

 

Copyrights:        Physical rights are retained by the LSU Libraries. Copyright of the original material is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

 

Citation:             New Orleans Scenes - Mugnier Negatives and Prints, Mss 1089, 1552, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, Louisiana State University Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.

 

Stack

Location(s):         E:67, 65:03 [N.B.: The negatives in this second location will not be pulled without the explicit permission of the curatorial staff]

 

Biographical/Historical Note

 

George Francois Mugnier was born in France on January 1, 1855. He arrived in New Orleans by 1868. Originally a watchmaker, he turned to photography in 1884 opening a studio on Exchange Alley. Mugnier gained some fame as a photographer of views and landscapes in New Orleans and the surrounding region. His photography was not always profitable enough to support him and his family so he held a variety of other jobs throughout his life. He was an active photographer regardless of his current occupation and at least two of his jobs--with the Photo-Electric Engraving Company and with the Times Democrat newspaper--allowed Mugnier to take photographs professionally. George Francois Mugnier died in New Orleans on April 12, 1936.

 

In 1952 the LSU Photographic Studio only printed one half of the stereograph negatives. The photographic reproduction unit of LSU Libraries-Special Collections created contact prints for all the plates in 2002 to more accurately reflect the original images.

 

Scope and Content Note

 

Twenty-six (26) dry plate negatives, 5” X 8”; fifty-two (52) 8”X 10” modern photographic prints printed by the LSU Photographic Studio (1959) and the photographic reproduction unit of LSU Libraries – Special Collections (2002).

 

The images document general city views of New Orleans, steamboats, riverfront activities, sugar refineries, cemeteries, and specific buildings. Thirteen (13) of the twenty-six (26) glass plate negatives are stereographs.

 

List of Series

 

Series I.   Glass plate negatives, ca. 1885-1910. 26 items. [N.B.: This material will not be pulled without the explicit permission of the curatorial staff]

 

Series II. Modern black and white photographic prints from the glass plate negatives, 1959 and 2002. 52 items.

 

Series Descriptions

 

Series I. Glass plate negatives, ca. 1885-1910. 26 items.

 

The images document general city views of New Orleans, steamboats, riverfront activities, sugar refineries, cemeteries, and specific buildings. Thirteen (13) of the twenty-six (26) glass plate negatives are stereographs. [N.B.: This material will not be pulled without the explicit permission of the curatorial staff]

 

Series II. Modern black and white photographic prints from the glass plate negatives, 1959 and 2002. 52 items

 

These modern black and white photographic prints (1959 and 2002) were printed from the original glass plate negatives.

 


INDEX TERMS

 

Cable cars (Streetcars)—Louisiana—New Orleans

Canal Street (New Orleans, La.)

Carriages and carts—Louisiana—New Orleans

Cemeteries—Louisiana—New Orleans

Church buildings—Louisiana—New Orleans

Cotton trade—Louisiana—New Orleans

Docks—Louisiana—New Orleans

Documentary photography—Louisiana—New Orleans

Dry plate negatives

Esplanade Avenue (New Orleans, La.)

Gardens—Louisiana—New Orleans

Gay's Sugar Refinery (New Orleans, La.)

Girod Cemetery (New Orleans, La)

Italian Society Tomb (St. Louis Cemetery #1, New Orleans, La.)

Jackson Square (New Orleans, La.)

John W. Cannon (Steamboat)

Louisiana Jockey Club (New Orleans, La.)

Mabel Comeaux (Steamboat)

Mississippi River

Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad and Steamship Company

Mugnier, Charles Francois, 1855-1936

Natchez (Steamboat)

New Orleans (La.)—Buildings, structures, etc.—Photographs

New Orleans (La.)—History—19th century

New Orleans (La.)—History—20th century

New Orleans (La.)—Photographs

Parish Prison (New Orleans, La.)

Photographers—Louisiana—New Orleans

Pickwick Club (New Orleans, La.)

Saint Charles Avenue (New Orleans, La.)

Southern Yacht Club (New Orleans, La.)

St. John's Church (New Orleans, La.)

St. Louis Cemetery #1 (New Orleans, La.)

St. Louis Cemetery (New Orleans, La.)

Steamboats—Photographs

Stereographs

Sugar—Manufacture and refining—Louisiana—New Orleans

Sugar—Manufacture and refining—Louisiana—Photographs

Tombs—Louisiana—New Orleans

United States Mint (New Orleans, La.)

Urban landscapes—Louisiana—New Orleans

Washington Artillery Armory (New Orleans, La.)

 

CONTAINER LIST

 

Stack

Location             Box  Folder             Contents                     ___________

 

65:13                  1                                 Series I.   Glass plate negatives, ca.1885-1910. 26 items. [N.B.: This material will not be pulled without the explicit permission of the curatorial staff]

 

E:67                    13                               Series II. Modern Black and White Photographic Prints (1959, 2002). 52 items.