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Census records, city directories, vital records, and the blue books themselves help to illustrate the life stories of some of the women who worked in Storyville—particularly those who found success as madams.
She took the surname Arlington from a fashionable Hot Springs, Arkansas, resort hotel she admired, and she applied the name to her brothel at N. Basin Street. The house was moved to its current location, Grand Route St. John, around when the school board purchased the Esplanade land for the construction of McDonogh No. Basin, which offered only light-complexioned women of color.
She issued her own souvenir booklets, and her photograph appears in both her own guide, New Mahogany Halland The Red Bookthough the accuracy of the depictions has been disputed. In New Mahogany Hall her likeness bears a strong resemblance to two other women in the book, and the photograph in The Red Book is of a different woman altogether. Birthday celebration for Josie Arlington seated at left February 8, ; gelatin silver print by John N. Reclining nude woman negative, ca.
The New Orleans photographer Ernest J. Bellocq — appears to have been most active from about until about Through museum and gallery exhibitions and a book, the photographs became widely known. Just how he came to make the photographs is unclear, but the casual look of the surroundings and the sense of confidence exuded by the subjects, along with the lack of evidence of widespread publishing, suggest this group of pictures had motives that were more personal than commercial.
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