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Georgia Photographers on Skates!
It seems like a funny thought, doesn’t it? Skating photographers? Well, it seems to have happened. And I don’t think they got them for Christmas, as we did when I was a child! Although ice skates had been around northern Europe for centuries, and the first patent for a rolling “skate” was taken out in […]
Veterans Day, 2021
It’s November 11, 2021, and time to remember those who serve now, those who’ve served our country in the past, as well as all those on the home front, all doing their best to keep us safe. This is also a day to reflect on and remember all those who served in WWI, “the War […]
Happy Halloween, 2021! Photographers, Photographs, and Tricks!
This Halloween I am giving you a mish-mash of items that might help you get into that Halloween spirit and give you some ideas! Here is a nice piece by Kim Beil called “Snap Judgement” which appeared last May in Lapham’s Quarterly on Trick Photography. Remember that “Sometimes errors were useful teachers: strange results became […]
Tips for Dog Days’ End
The Dog Days of Summer are ending but that is not too noticeable in my part of Georgia, where it’s still hot and muggy, which often leads to wet! Time to share some good Tips I have collected over the summer. Some pertain to Georgia, and some to other parts of the South, so count […]
Georgia’s Military Veteran Photographers
This seems a good time for me to share some interesting news accounts I’ve come across in the recent past related to veterans of the Civil War. Those articles brought to mind other information I’ve gathered on Georgia’s photographers. News articles that pertained to photographers as Confederate veterans, particularly to those photographers disabled in the […]
More Unknown Women in Georgia Photography – Athens
In March 2016, in my database of Georgia photographers, I counted 190 women involved in the business of photography in Georgia, from the mid-nineteeth to the mid-twentieth cenury. That was only five more than I noted in March 2015. In March 2019, the total was about 240, and by March 2020, I had documented at least twenty […]
J. W. Johnston, an African-American Photographer in Georgia and South Carolina
The New York Public Library has a nice photograph in their collection that I noticed when I was searching for another Georgia image. This photo is labeled as being made in Georgia (Black women suffragists holding sign reading “Head-Quarters for Colored Women Voters,” in Georgia ), but the stamp for “Johnston’s Studio, Columbia, SC” found on […]
Tips for the Holidays, and After
Greetings of the Season to all of my readers! Although my lead image is not a photograph, you may notice that Santa has photographs (which are drawn) on his walls, as well as volumes of thank you notes. Those are all the photos of and notes from the dignitaries and famous folks who love him. […]
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 […]