Category photo-history

Focusing on Tips for Fall

We are heading into what should be a beautiful autumn. There are many interesting photographer-related things that have been added online and/or to the collections of archives and museums in the past several months I would like to share with you. Several of those relate to Photographers Working in the South. Regarding the above stereo […]

Tips for a Springy Summer or a Summery Spring

It has been that odd time of year in Georgia where one day you are sure that Summer has really started, and a few days later you are wearing a jacket, and then, suddenly it is really hot! This Spring I picked up several good tips for you on new collections and sources in the […]

Women in Georgia Photography, the 2022 Gold

In time for Women’s History Month in 2021, I counted 275 women among the photographers included in my database. Now, during the same month 2022, I count 283 women in my database, but as I revisited the collections of 1900 and 1910 census records I gathered for “photographers, Georgia,” it seems I’m prospecting for gold! […]

Three African American Photographers in Augusta

This month I’d like to tell you about three photographers working in Augusta just before, during, and after World War I — Oliver M. Blount (1893-1940), Robert Lee Ellis (1884-1934), and Jackson W. Whitmore (1890 – sometime after 1946). I know something about each of these men, and have not seen any of their photographs. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]