Category photo-history

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. […]