Tag Archives: History

Flash! Election Returns and the Stereopticon

When I was doing a great deal of research using the Atlanta newspapers on microfilm many years ago, I stumbled upon articles, the first I had ever seen, related to Atlanta citizens gathering downtown to view election results — together — on a screen. This interesting gathering was worth examining and thinking about – did other […]

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, […]

A Mountain of Connections: Georgia – Tennessee Photographers, Part Two

I am reaching across that invisible Georgia – Tennessee state line again. Although there are many Georgia photographers with roots in all parts of the state of Tennessee, my two-part post, A Mountain of Connections, highlights Georgia photographers with Chattanooga-area connections. There are those photographers who worked in the nearby Dalton and Rome, Georgia areas to discuss, […]

Tuesday Tips, Updates, Facts and Fun

This is my first Tuesday Tips post for the new year of 2016. I hope you find something in it that is useful and helpful, or just interesting enough to note for future research. Some Photograph-Related News In the state of Georgia: The University of West Georgia no longer charges licensing fees to anyone, regardless […]

Wednesday Website: Looking at Luminous-Lint

I want to begin this new year with a review of the website luminous-lint.com, launched in 2005, and ten years old as of December 2015. This ever changing non-linear resource site for the history of photography, full of beautifully reproduced images, is the untiring work of one man, Alan Griffiths. The site is so named, […]

Stay Tuned, The Eyes Have It

“Recently Invented Apparatus of Dr. Thorner, which Photographs the Interior of the Eye.” (Sunny South March 11, 1905 p.11 c.2-3) The Headline to the article with the above photo illustration is Photographic Inquiry is to Lessen and is subtitled “Alarming Prevalence of American Eye Diseases.” The article is about Dr. Walter Thorner’s invention to photograph the back […]