Tag Archives: Augusta

Three African American Photographers in Augusta

This month I’d like to tell you about three photographers working in Augusta just before, during, and after World War I — Oliver M. Blount (1893-1940), Robert Lee Ellis (1884-1934), and Jackson W. Whitmore (1890 – sometime after 1946). I know something about each of these men, and have not seen any of their photographs. […]

Veterans Day, 2021

It’s November 11, 2021, and time to remember those who serve now, those who’ve served our country in the past, as well as all those on the home front, all doing their best to keep us safe. This is also a day to reflect on and remember all those who served in WWI, “the War […]

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 […]