Tag Archives: carte-de-visite

Wordless Wednesday – Five Chairs

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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 […]

We’ve all got wheels – Friday Faces and Places

Unidentified photographer, cabinet card advertisement for The Georgia Buggy Co., 39 S. Broad St, Atlanta, 1896; collection of E. Lee Eltzroth When I was thinking about doing a post for this week that would only use my photographs, I came up with some of or relating to wheels, and then I began to sing to […]

Off My Shelf – an occasional series: Photography and the American Scene

My books mean a lot to me – can I put it more simply than that? The first photo-history book I ever purchased for myself, in 1979, is considered a classic. That book is called Photography and the American Scene; a Social History, 1839-1889. It was first published in 1938 by Macmillan. My own copy […]

Friday Faces – Siblings in the Photographer’s Studio

 Unidentified girl and little brother, carte de visite by J. W. Perkins, Augusta, Ga., ca. 1868; author’s collection [Click any image to enlarge] I thought it was time to show you more Georgia portraits by various photographers. The following are only some of the cartes de visite, cabinet cards, and other card photos from my collection […]

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 […]

Tues. Tips – Researching Photographers Working in the South, Part 5 – Texas

The only states remaining for me to discuss in this series on “Researching Photographers in the South” are the four South Central sates of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, and also the state of Mississippi. Today I am going to start with Texas, that western most state, and concentrate only on it. The state of Texas has […]

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) […]

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 […]

Love, Music, Photography & Scandal in a Little Georgia Town

One of my favorite anecdotes connected with a Georgia photographer is the one related to the life, and in particular one escapade, of photographer Charles J. Warner of Rome, Georgia. I believe much, but probably not all of what has been reported, is true. And we may never know what truly transpired. Rome was not […]