Author Archives: gaphodoc

Veteran’s Day Redux

Today is a time to “think about those  around you, as well as those in your own family, who have served their country. Go out and about and hunt and gather their photographs, and think about them not just on this Veterans Day, but often.” My husband and I both come from military families, and […]

J. A. Pugh, Macon Photographer, part 2: The Self-Made Man, 1865 -1872

In June 1865, the war between the states was over, and J. A. Pugh went back to work as a photographer in Macon, where he had lived since at least 1854 (see part 1 of my post on J. A. Pugh). June was the month Pugh apparently joined into a partnership with another longtime photographer, […]

Hot Tuesday Tips on Photographers Working in the South

In my part of Georgia school begins in early August, although it’s the hottest month of the year — we call it dog days — and many people head to the mountains and cooler weather, maybe to northwest Georgia for the weekend, where the beautiful home above is located.  In honor of Georgia’s heat and high […]

J. A. Pugh, Macon Photographer, part 1: the Go-Ahead Young American, 1854-1862

Only a year after he began advertising in Macon, Georgia, that he was making daguerreotypes, a young photographer working under the name J. A. Pugh, assured his potential customers that the equipment used in his Gallery was the best to be had because he did everything on the go ahead Young America Plan. His idea […]

Memorial Day – Remembering the Fallen

The Keystone description above doesn’t quite match the facts. The AEF sustained about 320,000 casualties: 53,402 battle deaths, 63,114 noncombat deaths and 204,000 wounded. More than 25,000 men in the AEF died during the fall of 1918 in the influence pandemic. For more information, including some on the service of the African American men in […]

Spring into Summer Tuesday Tips

We have had a beautiful Spring in my part of the South, but it will be the long, hot Summer before we know it. I think this is a good time to share some of the news that’s come out in the last few months on photographers working in the south, miscellaneous collections,  newspaper news, […]

The Unknown Women in Georgia Photography

My Georgia Photographers Documentation Project has one goal – to make those unknown persons involved in photography in our state more recognized as valuable participants in, and to, the history of the medium in Georgia, in the United States, and globally. There are none quite so unknown as the women who worked in the business […]