Category Amateur photographers

Quick Tuesday Tips on New Collections and Websites

My day, week, month of March was made when the Digital Library of Georgia announced the addition of The North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive to its wonderful, growing collection of our state’s historic newspapers. Coverage includes newspapers of various dates from the cities of Dalton, Gainesville and Rome. And as a bonus (for me) this is the […]

Photographers Working in the South – Friday Faces

The end of the year seems a good time for me to post some updates to my previous series of posts on Researching Photographers Working in the South. For my original posts on Georgia and Florida see http://tinyurl.com/pu5ng9q ; on Virginia and West Virginia see http://tinyurl.com/l3gmxy7 ; and on North Carolina see http://tinyurl.com/pe2slcw North Carolina; Virginia; West Virginia – The wonderful Hugh Mangum […]

CAMERA CLUBS AND SOME AMATEUR ACTIVITY IN GEORGIA AFTER 1880, PART 2

“An Amateur Photographer” by George W. Spencer, ca. 1907; Courtesy Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division;  LC-USZ62-30786 In this post, part two of two on camera clubs and similar organizations formed in Georgia after 1880, we’ll look at the clubs and amateur activity in Atlanta and the surrounding area (aka Metro Atlanta). There were some […]

Camera Clubs and Some Amateur Activity in Georgia after 1880, part 1

1903 Camera Club, Agnes Scott Institute; from 1903 Silhouette page 103, collection Agnes Scott College, McCain Library Special Collections & Archives http://tinyurl.com/lyyal7d Camera clubs, Kodak Clubs, Amateur Photography Clubs, and groups with similar names began forming in Georgia by 1881. Some of these lasted into the mid-20th century, several died out and were never revived, some died […]

Friday Faces: The Adams Family (of Atlanta photographers)

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They’re all together ooky, The Addams Family! Whenever I think about Atlanta photographers with the surname of Adams, the theme song for the TV show “The Addams Family”  comes to my mind. The song was written and composed by Vic Mizzy, and it was also used in […]

Tuesday Tips – More Research News You Can Use

Two Metalworkers, Daguerreotype by unknown photographer, 1855; digital images courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program   I was able to attend the Henry D. Green Symposium on the Decorative Art this February, although I had been iced-in the two days before — I was lucky in that I am only a few hours away […]

The Elephant in My Room – Saturday Stats

A newspaper cut by Earnest S. Wilkinson of the elephant Nemo, renamed Clio, made from a photograph by Kuhns (W.T. and/or J.H.); Aug. 10, 1890 Atlanta Constitution Here are the current statistics for my ongoing, and self-titled, Georgia Photographers Documentation Project. All that Hunting & Gathering for lo these many years surely adds up. Total records = […]