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A Veterans Day Question: Where Was Camp Gordon, Georgia?

On this Veterans Day 2020, I’m posing a question often asked by anyone doing family or military history. Where exactly was Camp Gordon located in Georgia? Well, that depends on during which war your “Camp Gordon” relative or subject was stationed. Both locations were named for Confederate Lieutenant General John Brown Gordon. During the WWI-era, […]

Happy Ghostly Halloween!

Ghosts…… I like ghosts. One of my favorite childhood cartoons was “Casper, the Friendly Ghost.” Who could not love a friendly ghost? When it comes to Georgia photographers, some of them believed in ghosts and spirits, or the persons being photographed did, and in some cases, the newspapers reporting their existence did, or knew a […]

Will the Real Photographer Fowler Please Fly Up?

Every so often I am researching a Georgia photographer by one name but find another person, and then I realize that there are several others by that surname in my database, so which one is the one I just discovered? I’ve written before about the Adams “family” of photographers, and now I will tell you […]

So Many Photographers, So Little Time!

Summertime Tuesday tips and More More and more early Georgia photographers have made themselves known to me recently. I have made so many additions and changes to my “Early Georgia Photographers, 1841-1861: a Biographical Checklist” this month! Whenever I feel there is not much more to find, bingo! Maybe it is happening because I am […]

Some More R&R with Readers & Research

As has happened in the past, in the last several months I’ve heard from regular readers as well as those who have found my blog via a search on a particular name. Much of what these readers have told me is valuble information that I did not have. I’d like to share with you only […]

Georgia Photographers and “their” Mothers

© E. Lee Eltzroth and Hunting & Gathering, 2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material, including photographs, without written permission from this blog’s author is prohibited. With permission, excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to E. Lee Eltzroth and Hunting & Gathering, with appropriate and specific direction […]

They Could Do It All – the Women in Georgia Photography

  As of this date in 2020, I have documented over 260 women involved in the business of photography in Georgia, from the mid-nineteeth, to the mid-twentieth cenury. This is quite an increase from the first time I posted these numbers in 2015 (only 185), but this number does mean I’ve documented over 20 more […]

Spring Forward, Tuesday Tips!

Welcome to yet another time change! All kinds of new research sources related to photographers or researching photographers were recently announced. In addition, some older sources have been better described. Although we’ve lost an hour, we can all have fun with these, as well as learn – so peruse – and use! Miscellaneous Images – […]

They were all Valentines, East and Tops and Georgia photography

William East Lenney (1868-1960) married Loiette Keim (1872-1959) on December 8, 1892, in Newport, Pennsylvania, where “East” Lenney had been working as a photographer. After their marriage they went to Philadelphia, then took a train trip to Florida. That train went through, and probably stopped in, Atlanta, Georgia. The couple decided Atlanta would be a good […]

J. A. Pugh, Macon Photographer, part 3: A Steady Application to Business, 1873-1887

In June, 1873, J. A. Pugh, as he had in the past, entered his photographs in the Fine Arts competition at the Bibb County Fair, more officially called the Bibb County Agricultural Society Fair. That year he won four “Best” awards for general Photograph, Photograph in oil, Photograph in pastel, and Collection of Photographs ([Macon] Georgia […]