Tag Archives: Augusta

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 […]

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 […]

Wordless Wednesday – Five Bearded Men

Wordless Wednesday – Seven Hidden Mothers

   Wordless Wednesday is a Geneabloggers Daily Blogging Prompt © E. Lee Eltzroth and Hunting & Gathering, 2015. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without  written permission from this blog’s author is prohibited. The piece can be re-blogged, and excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Camera Clubs and Some Amateur Activity in Georgia after 1880, part 1

1903 Camera Club, Agnes Scott Institute; from 1903 Silhouette page 103, collection Agnes Scott College, McCain Library Special Collections & Archives http://tinyurl.com/lyyal7d Camera clubs, Kodak Clubs, Amateur Photography Clubs, and groups with similar names began forming in Georgia by 1881. Some of these lasted into the mid-20th century, several died out and were never revived, some died […]

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 […]

Friday Faces – Boys at the Photographer’s Studio

Presenting four little boys, two named James, one named Roy, and one named Charles, each going to get their portrait made at five different Georgia photographers’ studios. The photographers running those studios were D. J. Ryan,  R. J. Deane, L. S. Hill & Co., Goodloe, and J. Usher, Jr. One of these little fellows was taken (possibly dragged) […]