Tag Archives: Civil War

Hot Tuesday Tips on Photographers Working in the South

In my part of Georgia school begins in early August, although it’s the hottest month of the year — we call it dog days — and many people head to the mountains and cooler weather, maybe to northwest Georgia for the weekend, where the beautiful home above is located.  In honor of Georgia’s heat and high […]

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 […]

Wintery Tuesday Tips

It’s a new year! Oh, my……and the image you see here always reminds me of New Year’s Day. I suppose I see the infant as the “new year baby.” But no matter the case, it is time to catch up with all that has been going on in the world of  photo-history and photography in […]

Readers and Research: Another visit to Photographer H. W. Brown

Several months ago, I heard from someone about photographer H. W. Brown, in response to my 2014 post called Georgia Photographers, Oh My Stars! In that post I discussed Brown and his work as a photographer at length. This person shared with me a number of photographs of the Howard W. Brown family, all made by Brown, […]

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 […]

A Little R & R – Encounters with Readers and Research

I have had the good fortune to connect several times with a deceased photographer’s family members — by that I mean a member or members of the families, often direct descendants, of photographers who worked in Georgia as visitors or residents. We sometimes stay in touch off and on for years, and I believe it […]

Quick Tuesday Tips on New Collections and Websites

My day, week, month of March was made when the Digital Library of Georgia announced the addition of The North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive to its wonderful, growing collection of our state’s historic newspapers. Coverage includes newspapers of various dates from the cities of Dalton, Gainesville and Rome. And as a bonus (for me) this is the […]