Category Research

Happy Holidays!

As Santa sets off on his journey tonight, we get a peek inside his Archives! Note the photos of famous persons inscribed to him on the walls. This 1955 German illustration is by Ermich Huber. We call this Santa Archivist. It hung in my archivist father’s office every Christmas, and upon his retirement it hung in […]

A Devilish Discovery in Photography

What better way to begin this year’s Halloween post than with an engraving of the devil making a daguerreotype? I love seeing the tail on the devil, and that on his scribe and on his reclining sidekick. Here is the devil making a daguerreotype of Madrid, Spain, and not of Madrid, Georgia, but I’m sure […]

A Little R & R – Encounters with Readers and Research

I have had the good fortune to connect several times with a deceased photographer’s family members — by that I mean a member or members of the families, often direct descendants, of photographers who worked in Georgia as visitors or residents. We sometimes stay in touch off and on for years, and I believe it […]

Cool Tuesday Tips for a Hot August

Some interesting items have been have been announced recently, or I have stumbled upon something, and I want to share those things with you. Maybe you will think some of these are cool enough to make this hot, hot, August more bearable. Newspapers: Kenneth Marks, of The Ancestor Hunt has noted the updates and additions to the Library of […]

Off My (Virtual) Shelf – Three How-To-Do-It Books

For the last several months I thought about reviewing three books I have on my virtual bookshelf. Since I purchased these three e-books in late 2014 and early 2015, I think more than half-way through 2015 is about time I do it, don’t you? I love having reference books available to me as e-books, and […]

Tuesday Tips Could Make Your Day

Several items worth noting have been announced since my last posted Tuesday Tips on March 10.  I have also picked up points from public speakers, and heard from collectors of Georgia photographs with news I can share. Regarding the image used below, you may recall my post of Veterans’ Day 2014 focusing on Atlanta photographer […]

Tuesday Thoughts and Touching Base

It has been over one month since I posted anything here.  The previous month has been a whirlwind for me. In early April I was surprised and pleased to be invited to present at “Photographing the Re-Imagined Self: Early Black Portraiture in South Africa and the United States.” The invitation came from John Edwin Mason, […]

Keeping Photography in the Family: The Reeves – Hearn Family of Photographers, Part 2

To continue the story of the Reeves – Hearn family of photographers, which was started in Part One http://wp.me/p3wX4F-Ed , and also mentioning their successors, as promised ….. The year 1922 was the last full year Rufus and Augusta Hearn spent as photographers in Macon.  The couple is listed in the 1918 Macon city directory, but I […]

Good Common Sense – Georgia’s Women in Photography

March has been an unusual month for me, with travel and computer and technical issues taking most of my time. Although I feel a bit like the baby above (Wah!), I did not want this month to pass without writing something about the women involved in Georgia photography, or at least give a nod to […]

Keeping Photography In the Family: The Reeves – Hearn Family of Photographers, Part 1

Some of you remember my Veterans’ Day post “When Every Man Must Give the Best in Him,” this past November. It was focused on Atlanta photographer Charles Walton Reeves (number 11 in the photo above) who was in the very first class of aerial photographers trained for the first World War.  http://tinyurl.com/lndhphz It is always […]