Tag Archives: History

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 […]

News for the New Year – Photographers, Photo Processes, Image Sources, and other Tuesday Tips

Advertisement detail for daguerreotypist John Dolly, who worked in Columbus GA in July 1851 – July 1853; this ad ran in the Columbus Enquirer for one year as of 15 July 1851 Happy New 2015! I want to share some useful items I have recently learned about, and share a major update to one of […]

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 […]

Tuesday Tips – Bits and Pieces of News to Use

Tropical Fruit (#147) stereo by O. P. Havens, Savannah, Georgia; E. Lee Eltzroth collection This post is a short one – some items of interest that I have recently come across, or that have been shared with me.  I am including some information on a new Texas book, some great sites where you can peruse […]

Tuesday Tips – a WOW Week for Researchers!

Tissue Paper Ball, by Wesley Hirshburg; Atlanta Constitution, 1909 The post below, originally published on June 16, 2014, suddenly disappeared from this blog. I am using the copy of the post saved by the ever wonderful and resourceful Frances Robb, and I am so grateful. Stay tuned for news here of the publication of Frances’s […]