Tag Archives: Research

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 […]

Another Great Source: A Century of North Carolina City Directories Now Online

Here’s some breaking news of today August 7, regarding my post of yesterday, August 6: Researching Photographers Working in — North Carolina. Now available A Century of North Carolina City Directories at DIGITALNC This site contains directories from 1860 through 1963,  covering 108 cities in 64 counties.  Searching for your photographer here may lead not […]

Tuesday Tips – Researching Photographers Working in the South part 2

North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee   A Section of one of my bookshelves, photo by the author Welcome to the second of my series of posts on Researching Photographers Working in the South. There is a good reason to become familiar with these sources. We must continue to seek the facts that will help […]

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 […]

Wednesday Work – A Research Reassessment

Book Spine poem “Women in Photography” by E. Lee Eltzroth After my post of last Friday “A Psychic Photographer, the Mysterious Grace Gray DeLong,” I realized I needed to sit down and think about the results of my recent reexamination of her life, and my earlier determination that she was an African American psychic and […]

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). […]

Monday Mystery – Are these gents Savannah Irish? Irish-born photographers in Savannah and Other Georgia Cities

The mystery photo I want to share with you today is one I purchased from someone who thought it was a Savannah “4-H” group band.  I do not believe it has anything to do with that organization, but there is definitely a “4” on those uniforms, and there is at least one musical instrument evident, […]

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, […]