Monthly Archives: May 2013

Friday Frights – Some Less than Usual Deaths, and One Close Call

We should be glad that most of us are making digital photographs these days. Several years ago I had my own darkroom, but living in the (then) 20th century, I never once thought that self-processing my own photos would “be the death of me.” On Aug. 31, 1878, The (Wisconsin) Stevens Pt. Daily Journal reported […]

Memorial Day, and a Mystery Photo

On this day, Memorial Day,  I have chosen some images from my collection depicting soldiers in the United States military. Two are related to the Spanish American War, and the other, the  Mystery Photo, was apparently taken just  after WWI. The Monday Mystery photograph for today is a photo postcard postmarked “Atlanta May 1919” and captioned […]

Friday Faces & Places – E. J. Atwood

This will be an ongoing series on occasional Fridays, highlighting some of Georgia’s photographers and their associates for whom I have, or have knowledge of, a portrait of them and/or images of their studio(s).  I will include “real” images whenever possible. My Face & Place for today is E. [Eldis] Jay Attwood. E. J. Atwood […]

Monday Photo Mystery Solved!

And it was solved asap via comments made regarding yesterday’s post.  My thanks to all of you, and particularly to my former graduate assistant Wesley Chenault (now Head of Special Collections & Archives, VA Commonwealth University), for immediately identifying Dr. Henry R. Butler, Sr. and pointing me to the Selena Sloan Butler Papers at the […]

A Monday Mystery Photograph

Previously I said I would be posting some of my “mystery” photographs and other curious mystery items. I thought I would begin with this one. Maybe someone out there can solve this mystery for me. I purchased a portrait a few months ago by Atlanta photographer William L. Brockman, an African-American photographer who once worked […]

Why this Blog? What’s the Big Deal?

As a former archivist, special librarian and consultant, I concentrated on visual materials and photographs in particular, for a large part of my career. This blog is my attempt to share my current and past research, and what I call my Georgia Photographers Documentation Project, with as many people as possible. My research includes the itinerants […]