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A Little R&R: Readers and Research, Women Photographers, part 2

March is Women’s History Month, but I did not even think about that as I finally prepared to post this second part of Readers and Research, Women Photographers. Part 1 was posted on 26 September, and that seems so long ago! I wrote a little about the Americus, Georgia photographer, Miss A. L. Pickett in two previous […]

Tuesday Tips: Wintertime Research Fun

The holidays are here and as the year comes to a close, if there is time for any research, it better be fun! Here are a few things that I have come across in the last month or so. Updates to Researching Photographers Working in the South As you pursue biographical information or images related to […]

Three Photographers and the Military, 1861

On April 29, 1861 three Macon photographers all ran advertisements on the third page of the Macon Daily Telegraph. Each of these photographers – Wood, Pugh, and Nordwald – mentioned local citizens enlisting for service. R. L. [Richard Lay] Wood (ca. 1819 – 1892) was an itinerant in Macon, Georgia as well as in Columbia South Carolina […]

Women At Work

For Labor Day, here is an image from my collection. This woman is at work on a pentagraph, or pantograph, machine at the American Print Works, in Fall River, Massachusetts. These machines were often used to make a copy, proportionally enlarging or reducing a photograph or a sketch, usually to be turned into a lithograph. Many […]

Studying, With Tuesday Tips

  There are are several good things on researching photographs and photographers that have come to my attention the past two months. I decided it was about time to share them. Photographic History – New Online Sources Sean William Nolan’s book titled Fixed in Time is a significant piece of research. I  was told about this publication […]

Eclipse! Grand Beyond Description, The Experience of a Lifetime

Everyone is talking about the total eclipse of the sun that will happen this year on August 21, which will be visible in the United States. It will pass through Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, and in the South — Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. In northeast Georgia, some areas […]

Tuesday Tips for a Long Hot Summer

Here in Georgia we are heading into our usual long, hot summer, picnics and barbecues, lemonade and iced tea. Maybe these newer tidbits of information below can keep you working in a nice cool place indoors as you explore them.  I’ve discovered new-to-me photo collections both near and far, as well as news about Georgia […]