Category photographers

It’s Veterans Day for Georgia Photographers, Too

Many of the Georgia photographers I have documented have connections to the U. S. military, and a few even served in the military of other countries. The  photographers who were veterans of war and peacetime in the United States, saw military service from the period of the Civil War (on both sides),  up to World […]

See it here: Halloween!

It’s another Halloween! Pumpkins are fine, but ghosts, witches, skulls, and headless bodies are kind of scary….. Or are they? More fun than scary to me. A headless man! Harry Kellar was a magician born in Pennsylvania to German immigrant parents.  After quite an interesting life he retired in 1908. Harry Houdini, who had followed Kellar’s career […]

Fall into Tuesday Tips

There is definitely a touch of fall in the air, even here in the South. It is time to gather our information nuggets and store them to use after the holidays for our winter research hunts. More on Researching Photographers Working in the South Frances Benjamin Johnston’s Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South (CSAS), […]

Readers and Research: Another visit to Photographer H. W. Brown

Several months ago, I heard from someone about photographer H. W. Brown, in response to my 2014 post called Georgia Photographers, Oh My Stars! In that post I discussed Brown and his work as a photographer at length. This person shared with me a number of photographs of the Howard W. Brown family, all made by Brown, […]

Decoding the History of Photography Redux: E-Books and online sources

My post of March 11, 2014 on Decoding the History of Photography, is now four years old and has needed updating for awhile. This new [2018] post will point you to books and other publications not found in that 2014 post, in other words, this is an addition. I will leave the original post online, and I have […]

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 […]

A Military Mystery for Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, I want to discuss a photograph made of members of the military, stationed in Atlanta, some of whom may or may not have lost their lives in service. This photograph is somewhat a Mystery to me, and because it is a Monday, and another Memorial Day, this seemed an opportune time […]