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Storyville Portrait, c. 1912 E.J. Bellocq


Bellocq, American, printed by Lee Friedlander, American, born Storyville Portrait

Ernest Joseph Bellocq: Storyville Portrait.

“John Bellocq – was an American professional photographer who worked in New Orleans during the early century. Bellocq is remembered for his haunting photographs of the prostitutes of Storyville, New Orleans’ legalized red light district.

E.J. Bellocq: The French-born photographer's Storyville portraits are his only work that is known to have survived

The girls of Storyville: Haunting pictures from New Orleans' red-light district reveal how prostitutes lived 100 years ago


Peek Inside a Brooklyn Tea Studio {Bellocq} - a cozy spot to nibble photos : Design*Sponge

black and white portraits of the prostitutes of Storyville, taken in 1912 by legendary New Orleans photographer, John Bellocq.

Photos of New Orleans prostitutes from 1912

Before Storyville of New Orleans shut down in it was the only legalized red-light district in North America, and French photographer John Ernest Joseph Bellocq took portraits inside of these storied brothels.

c. 1896: Moustached man dressed in women’s clothing

tuesday-johnson: ca. [portrait of a gentleman posed in lady’s costume], Richard von Krafft-Ebing via the Wellcome Library, Archives & Manuscripts Collection