Category Research

Flash! Election Returns and the Stereopticon

When I was doing a great deal of research using the Atlanta newspapers on microfilm many years ago, I stumbled upon articles, the first I had ever seen, related to Atlanta citizens gathering downtown to view election results — together — on a screen. This interesting gathering was worth examining and thinking about – did other […]

For Exhibit Only – Some Serendipity

The above carte made by a Wisconsin photographer is one I bought a few years ago at a going-out-of-business antique store in Cartersville, Georgia. I think it is a fine image, and the object on a stand to the right of the gentleman really intrigued me. At that time I asked others on the Photo […]

Tuesday Tips, Back to School

A slightly belated happy new school year, it’s time for lessons and another Tips post ! There is great access to the thousands of images produced by the United States Government, and I will touch on a few of the newer ones. I also have some updates related to my series on Photographers Working in the South, […]

A Mountain of Connections: Georgia – Tennessee Photographers, Part Two

I am reaching across that invisible Georgia – Tennessee state line again. Although there are many Georgia photographers with roots in all parts of the state of Tennessee, my two-part post, A Mountain of Connections, highlights Georgia photographers with Chattanooga-area connections. There are those photographers who worked in the nearby Dalton and Rome, Georgia areas to discuss, […]

Hot July, Cool Tuesday Tips

It is July, and here in Georgia, it is hot, hot, hot, but I have some cool news for this first Tuesday in July. To begin, I have posted a July 2016 update to my Checklist of Early Georgia Photographers, 1841-61  Each time I think I will not find, or hear of, a new Georgia photographer […]

Friday Faces: One Family, Three Photographers

It is always a pleasure to hear from my readers, but it is especially nice when they share something with me. In this particular case, it is a dozen family photographs that a reader of this blog saw no further reason to keep. She had made scans of the images, and no one in the […]

A Mountain of Connections: Georgia – Tennessee Photographers, part one

Recently I read the short story by raconteur Donald Davis, called “See Rock City” in the book by the same name (subtitled “A Story Journey Through Appalachia”; August House, 1996). It made me laugh out loud, and I decided this is the right time to write about those photographers who have that Tennessee-Georgia connection. In this […]

Suddenly Spring Tuesday Tips

It is definitely Spring here in Georgia. It’s beautiful and the pollen is plentiful. A few interesting photo-related items have come up recently that I want to share with you. Some you may have seen, and some you may not have. Big news in the world of photo historians is that the New York Public […]

Remember the Ladies – An Update on Georgia’s Women in Photography

It is Women’s History Month! I am always reminded of the letter dated March 31, 1776, that Abigail Adams wrote her husband John urging him to Remember the Ladies —- remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. […]

Early Georgia Photographers, They’re Alive!

A short post to let you know about the latest updates to my Biographical Checklist of Early Georgia Photographers, 1841-1861 (January 2016).  This checklist is what I call “a Living Document.” I update it as often as necessary, and to me the personalities listed within it have become very much alive. Although I never expect to, I […]