Tag Archives: Genealogy

Friday Faces: The Story of a Texas Photograph

Mrs. T. P. Atkinson, hand-tinted carte de viste by J. P. Blessing & Bro. , Houston TX (author’s collection) I have been very lucky to be contacted from time to time by people who read my blog posts. These messages to me are often very helpful and sometimes quite enlightening. This story describes one of […]

An African American Itinerant Photographer, Friday’s Face from the Past

Vienna News, 26 March 1902 page 4; Digital Library of GA South GA Historic Newspapers For the last few years, when I have the time, I have been researching a man named F. P. Pepper (Fremont P, and I believe the “P” may stand for Philip; born about 1855). He is a man who was an […]

Tuesday Tips – More Research News You Can Use

Two Metalworkers, Daguerreotype by unknown photographer, 1855; digital images courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program   I was able to attend the Henry D. Green Symposium on the Decorative Art this February, although I had been iced-in the two days before — I was lucky in that I am only a few hours away […]

The Elephant in My Room – Saturday Stats

A newspaper cut by Earnest S. Wilkinson of the elephant Nemo, renamed Clio, made from a photograph by Kuhns (W.T. and/or J.H.); Aug. 10, 1890 Atlanta Constitution Here are the current statistics for my ongoing, and self-titled, Georgia Photographers Documentation Project. All that Hunting & Gathering for lo these many years surely adds up. Total records = […]

Tuesday Tips – Newspapers and Newspaper Indexes Off-the-Beaten-Path

Man Reading a Newspaper, daguerreotype by John Plumbe, Jr., ca. 1842; J. Paul Getty Museum, Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program For this Tuesday’s Tips I have listed some newspapers and indexes to newspapers that are available online for free, but are not found in the “usual” free newspaper sites (Digital Library of Georgia or Chronicling America, […]

Tuesday Tips for the New Year: Research News You Can Use in 2014

The Infant Photography Giving the Painter an Additional Brush, about 1856 albumen print by Oscar Gustave Rejlander (British, b. Sweden); Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program  Greetings, and happy new year’s eve –  I thought the Infant Photography was a fine symbol announcing the arrival of 2014. I will close the year 2013 […]

Researching Photographers Working in the South – Arkansas

The final post in my Tuesday Tips series on Researching Photographers Working in the South, part 7, covers the state of Arkansas. For a background discussion of photography in Arkansas, see the Encyclopedia of Arkansas entry “Photography” at http://tinyurl.com/lo8q6yu Panorama of Arkansas River and Fort Smith, Arkansas, by Hagerty & Zeller; LC Prints & Photographs PAN US […]

Monday Musings – Share that research!

Today, only a short post. It has been quite a week, or perhaps ten days – full of business, and busyness. I spent time updating a biographical document I compiled on a Savannah photographer some time ago. I had a lot of new information, more than I thought.  A descendant, a great, great granddaughter of […]

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 […]

Some News You Can Use: Tuesday Tips for Researchers

Here, in an The Old is New Again section are news items that are related to my prior posts in my series, Researching Photographers Working in the South — but the following is information that was new to me, and perhaps to you, too. Eadweard Muybridge. The Horse in Motion as Shown by Instantaneous Photography with a Study […]