Today is Valentine’s Day,  and although many people think it is a day only for sweethearts, it is also a day to celebrate love — of our family, of spouses for one another, of parents for their children and children for their parents, of siblings for each other, of friends for one another, and of […]

It’s a new year! Oh, my……and the image you see here always reminds me of New Year’s Day. I suppose I see the infant as the “new year baby.” But no matter the case, it is time to catch up with all that has been going on in the world of  photo-history and photography in […]

When some of us travel to visit family or friends, we often stay in hotels or motels. With the recent holidays in mind, I decided this was a good time to tell you a little about how connected some of the Georgia photographers I’ve researched were to the hotel business. Certainly many of them photographed various […]

Many of the Georgia photographers I have documented have connections to the U. S. military, and a few even served in the military of other countries. The  photographers who were veterans of war and peacetime in the United States, saw military service from the period of the Civil War (on both sides),  up to World […]

It’s another Halloween! Pumpkins are fine, but ghosts, witches, skulls, and headless bodies are kind of scary….. Or are they? More fun than scary to me. A headless man! Harry Kellar was a magician born in Pennsylvania to German immigrant parents.  After quite an interesting life he retired in 1908. Harry Houdini, who had followed Kellar’s career […]

There is definitely a touch of fall in the air, even here in the South. It is time to gather our information nuggets and store them to use after the holidays for our winter research hunts. More on Researching Photographers Working in the South Frances Benjamin Johnston’s Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South (CSAS), […]

Several months ago, I heard from someone about photographer H. W. Brown, in response to my 2014 post called Georgia Photographers, Oh My Stars! In that post I discussed Brown and his work as a photographer at length. This person shared with me a number of photographs of the Howard W. Brown family, all made by Brown, […]