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Morgan Whitney Louisiana Architecture Photograph Collection

Identifier: SEAA-069

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 248 5” x 7” platinum photographic prints of views of Louisiana architecture, particularly plantations, courtyards, and historic sites. These photographs were made from 1890-1906 by Morgan Whitney (1869-1913).


  • 1890–1906


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is the physical property of Tulane University Special Collections. Copyright belongs to the creators or their legal heirs and assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or owner’s heir for permission to publish where Tulane University Special Collections does not hold the copyright. For further information, please contact Research Services at

Biographical / Historical

Whitney was a member of a well-known New Orleans banking family. He was also an amateur photographer, musician, and art collector. His collection of carved jade is in the New Orleans Museum of Art.


258.33 Linear Feet (248 photographic prints)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject, street address if known, or popular plantation name.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Photographs were given by Mrs. Arthur F. Morris to Tulane in 1950 in memory of her sister Emma Walton Glenny.

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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US