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They were all Valentines, East and Tops and Georgia photography

William East Lenney (1868-1960) married Loiette Keim (1872-1959) on December 8, 1892, in Newport, Pennsylvania, where “East” Lenney had been working as a photographer. After their marriage they went to Philadelphia, then took a train trip to Florida. That train went through, and probably stopped in, Atlanta, Georgia. The couple decided Atlanta would be a good […]

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 […]

Pointing the Way to Tuesday Tips

In this season between autumn and winter, it is a good time to share some recent items I’ve discovered or rediscovered that are helpful in our hunting and gathering of all that information for those myriad research projects. New, or added materials to websites for Researching Photographers Working in the South: The Arkansas Digital Ark-ives from the Arkansas […]

Veteran’s Day Redux

Today is a time to “think about those  around you, as well as those in your own family, who have served their country. Go out and about and hunt and gather their photographs, and think about them not just on this Veterans Day, but often.” My husband and I both come from military families, and […]

J. A. Pugh, Macon Photographer, part 2: The Self-Made Man, 1865 -1872

In June 1865, the war between the states was over, and J. A. Pugh went back to work as a photographer in Macon, where he had lived since at least 1854 (see part 1 of my post on J. A. Pugh). June was the month Pugh apparently joined into a partnership with another longtime photographer, […]

Hot Tuesday Tips on Photographers Working in the South

In my part of Georgia school begins in early August, although it’s the hottest month of the year — we call it dog days — and many people head to the mountains and cooler weather, maybe to northwest Georgia for the weekend, where the beautiful home above is located.  In honor of Georgia’s heat and high […]

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 […]