Tag Archives: magic

It’s Veterans Day for Georgia Photographers, Too

Many of the Georgia photographers I have documented have connections to the U. S. military, and a few even served in the military of other countries. The  photographers who were veterans of war and peacetime in the United States, saw military service from the period of the Civil War (on both sides),  up to World […]

See it here: Halloween!

It’s another Halloween! Pumpkins are fine, but ghosts, witches, skulls, and headless bodies are kind of scary….. Or are they? More fun than scary to me. A headless man! Harry Kellar was a magician born in Pennsylvania to German immigrant parents.  After quite an interesting life he retired in 1908. Harry Houdini, who had followed Kellar’s career […]

Look out! It’s Spirits, Bodiless Heads, and Mr. Death of Georgia

The spirits of the dead, who stood In life before thee, are again In death around thee, — from Spirits of the Dead, by Edgar Allen Poe http://tinyurl.com/k7me6ps Woman With Daisies & Spirit, ca. 1875, tintype by unidentified photographer; Courtesy Wm. B. Becker Collection / www.photographymuseum.com Last year my first Halloween-related post appeared on this blog at […]