Category photo-history

Quick Tuesday Tips on New Collections and Websites

My day, week, month of March was made when the Digital Library of Georgia announced the addition of The North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive to its wonderful, growing collection of our state’s historic newspapers. Coverage includes newspapers of various dates from the cities of Dalton, Gainesville and Rome. And as a bonus (for me) this is the […]

African American Photographers in Georgia – Tuesday Tips

John W. Johnston (1882-1966) advertisement, May 5, 1917 Savannah Tribune  Before we are completely out of February, and Black History Month, I wanted to do an update on those Georgia photographers and their associates whom I know to be African American. At least one of these photographers was born in the West Indies (John W. Johnston, […]

Friday Faces – The Photo’s The Thing, 1913

An uncredited photo of Atlanta “Snapshotters,” in the Atlanta Constitution 16 Nov. 1913 p.2 In light of journalists being in the news again, I thought you might find the following of interest. The actual caption to a group of photos, including the photograph above, is “Atlanta Snapshotters Care Not What Becomes of Them if They […]

Friday Faces – The Bertillon System, Black Sheep, and Georgia Photographers

The newspaper photograph above caught my eye when I was searching for something else in the 1910 Atlanta newspapers (Atlanta Georgian & News, Dec. 20, 1910 p5 c2-4). If you seek that black sheep juvenile delinquent in your family by the name of Henderson, Sparks, Gibson, or Bennett, here they are! I noted a credit […]

News for the New Year – Photographers, Photo Processes, Image Sources, and other Tuesday Tips

Advertisement detail for daguerreotypist John Dolly, who worked in Columbus GA in July 1851 – July 1853; this ad ran in the Columbus Enquirer for one year as of 15 July 1851 Happy New 2015! I want to share some useful items I have recently learned about, and share a major update to one of […]

In the Photographer’s Studio – Hats On or Off?

Boy with boater hat in hand. Carte de visite ca. 1870 by J. G. Steiger, Savannah, Georgia; collection of E. Lee Eltzroth This week some images of people in the photographer’s studio with a hat in hand, or on their head! I think in the studio it would be the photographer who would decide about […]

Look out! It’s Spirits, Bodiless Heads, and Mr. Death of Georgia

The spirits of the dead, who stood In life before thee, are again In death around thee, — from Spirits of the Dead, by Edgar Allen Poe http://tinyurl.com/k7me6ps Woman With Daisies & Spirit, ca. 1875, tintype by unidentified photographer; Courtesy Wm. B. Becker Collection / www.photographymuseum.com Last year my first Halloween-related post appeared on this blog at […]

Georgia Photographers, Oh My Stars!

The week before I left for Austin and the Daguerreian Society Symposium, when I should have been doing other things, I took time out to do some online research on a photographer I knew worked in Tifton, Georgia. I wanted to know more about him – just because. Per usual, other photographers, actually several, appeared […]

Tuesday Tips, Newer Image Sources

“Bicycle Party at Triberg” from the book Eight Journeys Abroad (1917), p. 331, by Mary D. & Frank H. Richardson It has been about a month since I’ve posted any Tips, but since then some wonderful, newsworthy items were announced. Those that I want to share with you, cited below, all pertain to finding photographs and images. […]

We’ve all got wheels – Friday Faces and Places

Unidentified photographer, cabinet card advertisement for The Georgia Buggy Co., 39 S. Broad St, Atlanta, 1896; collection of E. Lee Eltzroth When I was thinking about doing a post for this week that would only use my photographs, I came up with some of or relating to wheels, and then I began to sing to […]