Tag Archives: Photographers

Tuesday Tips Redux: “Researching Photographers Working in the South”

Nashville from the Capitol, George N. Barnard, ca. 1865; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Object 84XM.468; digital image courtesy their Open Content Program After my three posts on “Researching Photographers Working in the South,” I found a few things lacking! Of course, a source list will always grow, and always change, so I do not feel […]

Tuesday Tips – Researching Photographers Working in the South, part 3

Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington D.C. John M. South, Danville, VA, hand-tinted carte-de-visite of an unidentified young woman, ca.1872; author’s collection click any image to enlarge Today I want to share some research sources for the South Atlantic states of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia. Many photographers […]

Tuesday Tips – Researching Photographers Working in the South part 1

Doing your photo research the easy way. “Shading it with one hand, I carefully compared it to the sleeper”; Illustration for “Carriston’s Gift”  by Hugh Conway, 1885 I was recently asked to recommend books and websites for researching photographers working in the southern states in the 19th and early 20th centuries. I decided to compile a list […]

A Psychic Photographer, the Mysterious Grace Gray DeLong – Faces & Places Friday

Portrait of Madame DeLong used in her Aug. 1911  “Ask Mme. DeLong” advertisements, Savannah GA This post could easily be a Monday Mystery. My subject of the day is Grace Gray Delong who briefly ran a photography studio in Savannah, Georgia, but spent most of her career working as a psychic. She worked as a psychic […]

Friday Faces – Georgia’s Little Girls

Today, I’m writing a short and not at all deep, post. I thought I would share some of the photos of Georgia’s Little Girls taken by Georgia photographers fom my collection. I have many, and these are only a few. In the coming months, in addition to some more detailed pieces on other things and […]

A Reevaluation – But Mysteries Remain

Book Spine Poem by E. Lee Eltzroth My post today is an information update on two previous posts –  first the “mystery” post of June 24th (Are these gents Savannah Irish? —) and second, my recent post of July 1st on Charles J. Warner (Love, Music, Photography & a Scandal in a Little Georgia Town). […]

Love, Music, Photography & Scandal in a Little Georgia Town

One of my favorite anecdotes connected with a Georgia photographer is the one related to the life, and in particular one escapade, of photographer Charles J. Warner of Rome, Georgia. I believe much, but probably not all of what has been reported, is true. And we may never know what truly transpired. Rome was not […]

Friday Faces & Places: George S. Cook in Milledgeville & LaGrange GA

George S. Cook was, as they say in the South, “a travlin’ man,” and he covered quite a lot of territory in west central Georgia in 1848 and 1849. In this post, my third and last on him,  I give some description of his six week stay in Milledgeville, and his following visit to LaGrange, […]

My Father, and my Early Georgia Photographers, 1841-1861

It’s Father’s Day, and because my father (who was both my friend and my mentor throughout my career) and his work on Atlanta’s bygone photographers — in particular his ongoing lists of African Americans and women working in photography — inspired me to seek out more information on all of Georgia’s forgotten photographers, I have […]

Friday Faces & Places: George S. Cook, Warm Springs & Macon GA

This is my second post on George S. Cook’s work in Georgia. In the first post I discussed his work in Columbus, Georgia in 1848 and 1849, and his return there for a short time in 1850. Because I covered other data in that post, as well as gave some links to his biographical information, […]