Tag Archives: Macon

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 […]

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 […]

Keeping Photography in the Family: The Reeves – Hearn Family of Photographers, Part 2

To continue the story of the Reeves – Hearn family of photographers, which was started in Part One http://wp.me/p3wX4F-Ed , and also mentioning their successors, as promised ….. The year 1922 was the last full year Rufus and Augusta Hearn spent as photographers in Macon.  The couple is listed in the 1918 Macon city directory, but I […]

Keeping Photography In the Family: The Reeves – Hearn Family of Photographers, Part 1

Some of you remember my Veterans’ Day post “When Every Man Must Give the Best in Him,” this past November. It was focused on Atlanta photographer Charles Walton Reeves (number 11 in the photo above) who was in the very first class of aerial photographers trained for the first World War.  http://tinyurl.com/lndhphz It is always […]

“when every man must give the best in him” – C.W. Reeves, WWI Aerial Photographer

This year’s Veterans’ Day post will concentrate on only one of the many Georgia photographers who served their country in war. Many served on both sides during the Civil War, and others participated in the Spanish-American War and in the First and Second World Wars, but I only know of one who served as an […]

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 […]

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 […]