Category Artists

Flash! Election Returns and the Stereopticon

When I was doing a great deal of research using the Atlanta newspapers on microfilm many years ago, I stumbled upon articles, the first I had ever seen, related to Atlanta citizens gathering downtown to view election results — together — on a screen. This interesting gathering was worth examining and thinking about – did other […]

A Mountain of Connections: Georgia – Tennessee Photographers, Part Two

I am reaching across that invisible Georgia – Tennessee state line again. Although there are many Georgia photographers with roots in all parts of the state of Tennessee, my two-part post, A Mountain of Connections, highlights Georgia photographers with Chattanooga-area connections. There are those photographers who worked in the nearby Dalton and Rome, Georgia areas to discuss, […]

Remember the Ladies – An Update on Georgia’s Women in Photography

It is Women’s History Month! I am always reminded of the letter dated March 31, 1776, that Abigail Adams wrote her husband John urging him to Remember the Ladies —- remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. […]

Early Georgia Photographers, They’re Alive!

A short post to let you know about the latest updates to my Biographical Checklist of Early Georgia Photographers, 1841-1861 (January 2016).  This checklist is what I call “a Living Document.” I update it as often as necessary, and to me the personalities listed within it have become very much alive. Although I never expect to, I […]

Happy Holidays!

As Santa sets off on his journey tonight, we get a peek inside his Archives! Note the photos of famous persons inscribed to him on the walls. This 1955 German illustration is by Ermich Huber. We call this Santa Archivist. It hung in my archivist father’s office every Christmas, and upon his retirement it hung in […]

A Devilish Discovery in Photography

What better way to begin this year’s Halloween post than with an engraving of the devil making a daguerreotype? I love seeing the tail on the devil, and that on his scribe and on his reclining sidekick. Here is the devil making a daguerreotype of Madrid, Spain, and not of Madrid, Georgia, but I’m sure […]

A Little R & R – Encounters with Readers and Research

I have had the good fortune to connect several times with a deceased photographer’s family members — by that I mean a member or members of the families, often direct descendants, of photographers who worked in Georgia as visitors or residents. We sometimes stay in touch off and on for years, and I believe it […]