Category Documentary photography

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, […]

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 […]

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 – […]

Pointing the Way to Tuesday Tips

In this season between autumn and winter, it is a good time to share some recent items I’ve discovered or rediscovered that are helpful in our hunting and gathering of all that information for those myriad research projects. New, or added materials to websites for Researching Photographers Working in the South: The Arkansas Digital Ark-ives from the Arkansas […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

See it here: Halloween!

It’s another Halloween! Pumpkins are fine, but ghosts, witches, skulls, and headless bodies are kind of scary….. Or are they? More fun than scary to me. A headless man! Harry Kellar was a magician born in Pennsylvania to German immigrant parents.  After quite an interesting life he retired in 1908. Harry Houdini, who had followed Kellar’s career […]