Category photo-history

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 […]

J. A. Pugh, Macon Photographer, part 3: A Steady Application to Business, 1873-1887

In June, 1873, J. A. Pugh, as he had in the past, entered his photographs in the Fine Arts competition at the Bibb County Fair, more officially called the Bibb County Agricultural Society Fair. That year he won four “Best” awards for general Photograph, Photograph in oil, Photograph in pastel, and Collection of Photographs ([Macon] Georgia […]

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 […]