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Veterans Day 2022

This is Veterans Day. It is celebrated each year on November 11th. Great Britain, Australia, and Canada all commemorate the armistice that went into effect on November 11, 1918, which ended the fighting between the Allies and Germany. Today I will share information on World War War I — we Americans have called it Veterans […]

Focusing on Tips for Fall

We are heading into what should be a beautiful autumn. There are many interesting photographer-related things that have been added online and/or to the collections of archives and museums in the past several months I would like to share with you. Several of those relate to Photographers Working in the South. Regarding the above stereo […]

Photographs for Memorial Day, 2022

Today I want digress from Georgia photographers to share some photographs of memorials, and one biography and photograph, all dedicated to the fallen in the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marines, and the Merchant Marines. All but one of these photos are from the collection of the Library of Congress. Lt. j.g. Barbara […]

Tips for a Springy Summer or a Summery Spring

It has been that odd time of year in Georgia where one day you are sure that Summer has really started, and a few days later you are wearing a jacket, and then, suddenly it is really hot! This Spring I picked up several good tips for you on new collections and sources in the […]

Three African American Photographers in Augusta

This month I’d like to tell you about three photographers working in Augusta just before, during, and after World War I — Oliver M. Blount (1893-1940), Robert Lee Ellis (1884-1934), and Jackson W. Whitmore (1890 – sometime after 1946). I know something about each of these men, and have not seen any of their photographs. […]

Veterans Day, 2021

It’s November 11, 2021, and time to remember those who serve now, those who’ve served our country in the past, as well as all those on the home front, all doing their best to keep us safe. This is also a day to reflect on and remember all those who served in WWI, “the War […]

Tips for Dog Days’ End

The Dog Days of Summer are ending but that is not too noticeable in my part of Georgia, where it’s still hot and muggy, which often leads to wet! Time to share some good Tips I have collected over the summer. Some pertain to Georgia, and some to other parts of the South, so count […]

Georgia’s Military Veteran Photographers

This seems a good time for me to share some interesting news accounts I’ve come across in the recent past related to veterans of the Civil War. Those articles brought to mind other information I’ve gathered on Georgia’s photographers. News articles that pertained to photographers as Confederate veterans, particularly to those photographers disabled in the […]

More Unknown Women in Georgia Photography – Athens

In March 2016, in my database of Georgia photographers, I counted 190 women involved in the business of photography in Georgia, from the mid-nineteeth to the mid-twentieth cenury. That was only five more than I noted in March 2015. In March 2019, the total was about 240, and by March 2020, I had documented at least twenty […]

J. W. Johnston, an African-American Photographer in Georgia and South Carolina

The New York Public Library has a nice photograph in their collection that I noticed when I was searching for another Georgia image. This photo is labeled as being made in Georgia (Black women suffragists holding sign reading “Head-Quarters for Colored Women Voters,” in Georgia ), but the stamp for “Johnston’s Studio, Columbia, SC” found on […]