Category photo-history

J. A. Pugh, Macon Photographer, part 1: the Go-Ahead Young American, 1854-1862

Only a year after he began advertising in Macon, Georgia, that he was making daguerreotypes, a young photographer working under the name J. A. Pugh, assured his potential customers that the equipment used in his Gallery was the best to be had because he did everything on the go ahead Young America Plan. His idea […]

Wintery Tuesday Tips

It’s a new year! Oh, my……and the image you see here always reminds me of New Year’s Day. I suppose I see the infant as the “new year baby.” But no matter the case, it is time to catch up with all that has been going on in the world of  photo-history and photography in […]

Photographers and Georgia Hotels, an Interesting Connection

When some of us travel to visit family or friends, we often stay in hotels or motels. With the recent holidays in mind, I decided this was a good time to tell you a little about how connected some of the Georgia photographers I’ve researched were to the hotel business. Certainly many of them photographed various […]

Research Tips For Your Spring into Summer

The above photograph taken in Selma, Alabama, makes me long for lemonade on a shaded porch, with friends and good conversation. As we quickly move from Spring into Summer, which happens fast here in the South, the following tips may help you turn those lazy hazy days into useful research time. New image sources – Georgia […]

A Halloween How-To-Do-It

It is another year gone by and it has been busy! So with few words but best wishes to one and all for a very fun day and evening on this 2017 Halloween, here is this year’s post. How to take a photograph of ghosts and spirits © E. Lee Eltzroth and Hunting & Gathering, […]

A Little R&R – Readers & Research: Women Photographers, part 1

  You have read about women photographers on this blog before, particularly in my posts for Women’s History Month, Remember the Ladies (March 2016) and Good Common Sense (March 2015). This post is the first of two more on Georgia women photographers, the first one on some amateurs and the second, next month, on a professional. The […]

Off My Shelf – New! Shot in Alabama

Brand new and hot-off-the-press in January 2017, is my colleague Frances Osborn Robb’s book on the photographers of Alabama, Shot in Alabama – A History of Photography, 1839-1941 and a List of Photographers (University of Alabama Press in cooperation with the Alabama Bicentennial Commission, 2016). Wow, what a wonderful book. A new book on photographers in any state […]