Tag Archives: J. A. Pugh

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 […]

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 […]

Talking Photography Research and Exhibits

Carte-de-Visite Photo Album page, Author’s Collection When I last posted here I was getting ready for a trip to Washington, D.C. where I hoped to do some research as well as to attend the annual ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society, North America) conference. I did both of those things. I spent a fantastic one and one-half […]

Monday Musings

Detail, J. A. Pugh cabinet card back mark; author’s collection It has been awhile since I posted anything on this blog! And it will be another while until I am able to post the first of several pieces I have in the works on Georgia photographers. I am not sure which of my “almost ready” […]