Tag Archives: Nineteenth Century

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, […]

Tuesday Thoughts and Touching Base

It has been over one month since I posted anything here.  The previous month has been a whirlwind for me. In early April I was surprised and pleased to be invited to present at “Photographing the Re-Imagined Self: Early Black Portraiture in South Africa and the United States.” The invitation came from John Edwin Mason, […]

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 […]

In the Photographer’s Studio – Hats On or Off?

Boy with boater hat in hand. Carte de visite ca. 1870 by J. G. Steiger, Savannah, Georgia; collection of E. Lee Eltzroth This week some images of people in the photographer’s studio with a hat in hand, or on their head! I think in the studio it would be the photographer who would decide about […]

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 – 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 […]