Tag Archives: African Americans

Researching Photographers Working in the South – Arkansas

The final post in my Tuesday Tips series on Researching Photographers Working in the South, part 7, covers the state of Arkansas. For a background discussion of photography in Arkansas, see the Encyclopedia of Arkansas entry “Photography” at http://tinyurl.com/lo8q6yu Panorama of Arkansas River and Fort Smith, Arkansas, by Hagerty & Zeller; LC Prints & Photographs PAN US […]

Veteran’s Day, and Monday Mystery Photos

Today is Veteran’s Day. I want to remember those who, like my father and my father-in-law, gave of themselves when they were called. They were lucky and came home, but the adjustment must not have been easy for either of them. It cannot be easy for any of the men and women who are military […]

Tuesday Tips – Research News You Can Use

These Tuesday Tips items below are all related to prior posts in my series Researching Photographers Working in the South, but are useful for any historic research you may be doing. Although not all this information is brand new, it’s a good idea to become familiar with it if it is new to you. If you are anything […]

Jeweler-Photographers, Photographer-Jewelers & a Dentist or Two

Abolitionist button, Daguerreotype by an unidentified photographer, 1850s. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gilman Collection, Purchase, Joyce F. Menschel Gift, 2005; Accession Number: 2005.100.78 In the early days of the “art of photography” in this country, jewelers and photographers often worked together, either sharing studio space or trading or selling one another supplies and silver. It was not […]

Tuesday Tips: Researching Photographers Working in the South, part 4

Enoch Long, tintype, unidentified African American soldier of 33rd Missouri; LC-DIG-ppmsca-36456; unframed AMB/TIN no. 5026 click on any image to enlarge it  Kentucky and Missouri Today I want to write about the online, print, and other resources for two states that have been referred to as the “border states” – Kentucky and Missouri. As removed as these states […]

Tuesday Tips – Researching Photographers Working in the South, part 3

Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington D.C. John M. South, Danville, VA, hand-tinted carte-de-visite of an unidentified young woman, ca.1872; author’s collection click any image to enlarge Today I want to share some research sources for the South Atlantic states of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia. Many photographers […]

Tuesday Tips – Researching Photographers Working in the South part 2

North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee   A Section of one of my bookshelves, photo by the author Welcome to the second of my series of posts on Researching Photographers Working in the South. There is a good reason to become familiar with these sources. We must continue to seek the facts that will help […]

A Psychic Photographer, the Mysterious Grace Gray DeLong – Faces & Places Friday

Portrait of Madame DeLong used in her Aug. 1911  “Ask Mme. DeLong” advertisements, Savannah GA This post could easily be a Monday Mystery. My subject of the day is Grace Gray Delong who briefly ran a photography studio in Savannah, Georgia, but spent most of her career working as a psychic. She worked as a psychic […]

Monday Miscellany: Mystery & More

I recently came across this short article on page 6 of the Macon (GA) Telegraph for Sunday, Nov. 18, 1883, which was apparently reproduced from a New York newspaper, the World (publishers since 1868 of the World Almanac). A Colored Artist Who Colors. New York Special. The World  has discovered here a promising young colored artist, Frank […]

Memorial Day, and a Mystery Photo

On this day, Memorial Day,  I have chosen some images from my collection depicting soldiers in the United States military. Two are related to the Spanish American War, and the other, the  Mystery Photo, was apparently taken just  after WWI. The Monday Mystery photograph for today is a photo postcard postmarked “Atlanta May 1919” and captioned […]