Tag Archives: carte-de-visite

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 […]

Be My (Photo) Valentine

Today is Valentine’s Day,  and although many people think it is a day only for sweethearts, it is also a day to celebrate love — of our family, of spouses for one another, of parents for their children and children for their parents, of siblings for each other, of friends for one another, and of […]

For Exhibit Only – Some Serendipity

The above carte made by a Wisconsin photographer is one I bought a few years ago at a going-out-of-business antique store in Cartersville, Georgia. I think it is a fine image, and the object on a stand to the right of the gentleman really intrigued me. At that time I asked others on the Photo […]

Tuesday Tips, Back to School

A slightly belated happy new school year, it’s time for lessons and another Tips post ! There is great access to the thousands of images produced by the United States Government, and I will touch on a few of the newer ones. I also have some updates related to my series on Photographers Working in the South, […]

Friday Faces: One Family, Three Photographers

It is always a pleasure to hear from my readers, but it is especially nice when they share something with me. In this particular case, it is a dozen family photographs that a reader of this blog saw no further reason to keep. She had made scans of the images, and no one in the […]

A Mountain of Connections: Georgia – Tennessee Photographers, part one

Recently I read the short story by raconteur Donald Davis, called “See Rock City” in the book by the same name (subtitled “A Story Journey Through Appalachia”; August House, 1996). It made me laugh out loud, and I decided this is the right time to write about those photographers who have that Tennessee-Georgia connection. In this […]

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 […]