Tag Archives: Business

They Could Do It All – the Women in Georgia Photography

  As of this date in 2020, I have documented over 260 women involved in the business of photography in Georgia, from the mid-nineteeth, to the mid-twentieth cenury. This is quite an increase from the first time I posted these numbers in 2015 (only 185), but this number does mean I’ve documented over 20 more […]

J. A. Pugh, Macon Photographer, part 3: A Steady Application to Business, 1873-1887

In June, 1873, J. A. Pugh, as he had in the past, entered his photographs in the Fine Arts competition at the Bibb County Fair, more officially called the Bibb County Agricultural Society Fair. That year he won four “Best” awards for general Photograph, Photograph in oil, Photograph in pastel, and Collection of Photographs ([Macon] Georgia […]

J. A. Pugh, Macon Photographer, part 1: the Go-Ahead Young American, 1854-1862

Only a year after he began advertising in Macon, Georgia, that he was making daguerreotypes, a young photographer working under the name J. A. Pugh, assured his potential customers that the equipment used in his Gallery was the best to be had because he did everything on the go ahead Young America Plan. His idea […]

The Unknown Women in Georgia Photography

My Georgia Photographers Documentation Project has one goal – to make those unknown persons involved in photography in our state more recognized as valuable participants in, and to, the history of the medium in Georgia, in the United States, and globally. There are none quite so unknown as the women who worked in the business […]

Photographers and Georgia Hotels, an Interesting Connection

When some of us travel to visit family or friends, we often stay in hotels or motels. With the recent holidays in mind, I decided this was a good time to tell you a little about how connected some of the Georgia photographers I’ve researched were to the hotel business. Certainly many of them photographed various […]

Irish-Born Georgia Photographers and Associates

For St. Patrick’s Day I thought I would share a short list, with very brief information on those photographers and their associates I know were born in Ireland.  I have not included any of those born in this country with Ireland-born parents, or those for whom I have not yet verified a place of birth, even […]

A Little R&R: Readers and Research, Women Photographers, part 2

March is Women’s History Month, but I did not even think about that as I finally prepared to post this second part of Readers and Research, Women Photographers. Part 1 was posted on 26 September, and that seems so long ago! I wrote a little about the Americus, Georgia photographer, Miss A. L. Pickett in two previous […]

Three Photographers and the Military, 1861

On April 29, 1861 three Macon photographers all ran advertisements on the third page of the Macon Daily Telegraph. Each of these photographers – Wood, Pugh, and Nordwald – mentioned local citizens enlisting for service. R. L. [Richard Lay] Wood (ca. 1819 – 1892) was an itinerant in Macon, Georgia as well as in Columbia South Carolina […]

Women At Work

For Labor Day, here is an image from my collection. This woman is at work on a pentagraph, or pantograph, machine at the American Print Works, in Fall River, Massachusetts. These machines were often used to make a copy, proportionally enlarging or reducing a photograph or a sketch, usually to be turned into a lithograph. Many […]

Madison’s M.L. Richter and Georgia’s jeweler-silversmith-watchmaker-photographers

It doesn’t seem that long ago to me, but I posted Jeweler-Photographers, Photographer-Jewelers and a Dentist or Two in September 2013. This post harkens back to that post, as well as to some of my others, and some things will seem just a bit familiar. Much more information will be new to you. On March 19, 2017, […]