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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 […]

African American Photographers in Georgia – Tuesday Tips

John W. Johnston (1882-1966) advertisement, May 5, 1917 Savannah Tribune  Before we are completely out of February, and Black History Month, I wanted to do an update on those Georgia photographers and their associates whom I know to be African American. At least one of these photographers was born in the West Indies (John W. Johnston, […]

Friday Faces – The Photo’s The Thing, 1913

An uncredited photo of Atlanta “Snapshotters,” in the Atlanta Constitution 16 Nov. 1913 p.2 In light of journalists being in the news again, I thought you might find the following of interest. The actual caption to a group of photos, including the photograph above, is “Atlanta Snapshotters Care Not What Becomes of Them if They […]

Friday Faces – The Bertillon System, Black Sheep, and Georgia Photographers

The newspaper photograph above caught my eye when I was searching for something else in the 1910 Atlanta newspapers (Atlanta Georgian & News, Dec. 20, 1910 p5 c2-4). If you seek that black sheep juvenile delinquent in your family by the name of Henderson, Sparks, Gibson, or Bennett, here they are! I noted a credit […]

News for the New Year – Photographers, Photo Processes, Image Sources, and other Tuesday Tips

Advertisement detail for daguerreotypist John Dolly, who worked in Columbus GA in July 1851 – July 1853; this ad ran in the Columbus Enquirer for one year as of 15 July 1851 Happy New 2015! I want to share some useful items I have recently learned about, and share a major update to one of […]

My 2014 in review, looking forward to 2015!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for my blog, Hunting & Gathering. It’s not fantastic, but it’s pretty good! See you in the new year. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,800 times in 2014. If it were […]

Photographers Working in the South – Friday Faces

The end of the year seems a good time for me to post some updates to my previous series of posts on Researching Photographers Working in the South. For my original posts on Georgia and Florida see http://tinyurl.com/pu5ng9q ; on Virginia and West Virginia see http://tinyurl.com/l3gmxy7 ; and on North Carolina see http://tinyurl.com/pe2slcw North Carolina; Virginia; West Virginia – The wonderful Hugh Mangum […]

In the Photographer’s Studio – Hats On or Off?

Boy with boater hat in hand. Carte de visite ca. 1870 by J. G. Steiger, Savannah, Georgia; collection of E. Lee Eltzroth This week some images of people in the photographer’s studio with a hat in hand, or on their head! I think in the studio it would be the photographer who would decide about […]

Look out! It’s Spirits, Bodiless Heads, and Mr. Death of Georgia

The spirits of the dead, who stood In life before thee, are again In death around thee, — from Spirits of the Dead, by Edgar Allen Poe http://tinyurl.com/k7me6ps Woman With Daisies & Spirit, ca. 1875, tintype by unidentified photographer; Courtesy Wm. B. Becker Collection / www.photographymuseum.com Last year my first Halloween-related post appeared on this blog at […]