For St. Patrick’s Day I thought I would share a short list, with very brief information on those photographers and their associates I know were born in Ireland.  I have not included any of those born in this country with Ireland-born parents, or those for whom I have not yet verified a place of birth, even […]

March is Women’s History Month, but I did not even think about that as I finally prepared to post this second part of Readers and Research, Women Photographers. Part 1 was posted on 26 September, and that seems so long ago! I wrote a little about the Americus, Georgia photographer, Miss A. L. Pickett in two previous […]

The holidays are here and as the year comes to a close, if there is time for any research, it better be fun! Here are a few things that I have come across in the last month or so. Updates to Researching Photographers Working in the South As you pursue biographical information or images related to […]

On April 29, 1861 three Macon photographers all ran advertisements on the third page of the Macon Daily Telegraph. Each of these photographers – Wood, Pugh, and Nordwald – mentioned local citizens enlisting for service. R. L. [Richard Lay] Wood (ca. 1819 – 1892) was an itinerant in Macon, Georgia as well as in Columbia South Carolina […]

It is another year gone by and it has been busy! So with few words but best wishes to one and all for a very fun day and evening on this 2017 Halloween, here is this year’s post. How to take a photograph of ghosts and spirits © E. Lee Eltzroth and Hunting & Gathering, […]

  You have read about women photographers on this blog before, particularly in my posts for Women’s History Month, Remember the Ladies (March 2016) and Good Common Sense (March 2015). This post is the first of two more on Georgia women photographers, the first one on some amateurs and the second, next month, on a professional. The […]

For Labor Day, here is an image from my collection. This woman is at work on a pentagraph, or pantograph, machine at the American Print Works, in Fall River, Massachusetts. These machines were often used to make a copy, proportionally enlarging or reducing a photograph or a sketch, usually to be turned into a lithograph. Many […]