Monthly Archives: August 2013

Friday Faces – Boys at the Photographer’s Studio

Presenting four little boys, two named James, one named Roy, and one named Charles, each going to get their portrait made at five different Georgia photographers’ studios. The photographers running those studios were D. J. Ryan,  R. J. Deane, L. S. Hill & Co., Goodloe, and J. Usher, Jr. One of these little fellows was taken (possibly dragged) […]

Tuesday Tips Redux: “Researching Photographers Working in the South”

Nashville from the Capitol, George N. Barnard, ca. 1865; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Object 84XM.468; digital image courtesy their Open Content Program After my three posts on “Researching Photographers Working in the South,” I found a few things lacking! Of course, a source list will always grow, and always change, so I do not feel […]

Tuesday Tips – Researching Photographers Working in the South, part 3

Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington D.C. John M. South, Danville, VA, hand-tinted carte-de-visite of an unidentified young woman, ca.1872; author’s collection click any image to enlarge Today I want to share some research sources for the South Atlantic states of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia. Many photographers […]

An Account Book & some Gainesville GA Photographers – Friday Faces & Places

A few years ago I found myself in possession of a photographer’s ledger book, more correctly it’s an account book, that was discovered at a flea market somewhere in Georgia. The person who found it offered it to me, for a price, and I absolutely could not refuse it. I knew how much information could […]

Another Great Source: A Century of North Carolina City Directories Now Online

Here’s some breaking news of today August 7, regarding my post of yesterday, August 6: Researching Photographers Working in — North Carolina. Now available A Century of North Carolina City Directories Now Online | UNC Library News and Events This site contains directories from 1860 through 1963,  covering 108 cities in 64 counties.  Searching for […]

Tuesday Tips – Researching Photographers Working in the South part 2

North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee   A Section of one of my bookshelves, photo by the author Welcome to the second of my series of posts on Researching Photographers Working in the South. There is a good reason to become familiar with these sources. We must continue to seek the facts that will help […]