Tag Archives: Genealogy

CAMERA CLUBS AND SOME AMATEUR ACTIVITY IN GEORGIA AFTER 1880, PART 2

“An Amateur Photographer” by George W. Spencer, ca. 1907; Courtesy Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division;  LC-USZ62-30786 In this post, part two of two on camera clubs and similar organizations formed in Georgia after 1880, we’ll look at the clubs and amateur activity in Atlanta and the surrounding area (aka Metro Atlanta). There were some […]

Camera Clubs and Some Amateur Activity in Georgia after 1880, part 1

1903 Camera Club, Agnes Scott Institute; from 1903 Silhouette page 103, collection Agnes Scott College, McCain Library Special Collections & Archives http://tinyurl.com/lyyal7d Camera clubs, Kodak Clubs, Amateur Photography Clubs, and groups with similar names began forming in Georgia by 1881. Some of these lasted into the mid-20th century, several died out and were never revived, some died […]

A Photographer Fourth of July

Civil War-era envelope from Maine, “Onward to victory”; courtesy Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division;  LC-DIG-ppmsca-31820 It’s July 4th and a time to celebrate this great country of ours. But of course people are born and people die on this day, just as they do on any other. On this particular date, two interesting Georgia […]

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 = […]