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Some News You Can Use: Tuesday Tips for Researchers

Here, in an The Old is New Again section are news items that are related to my prior posts in my series, Researching Photographers Working in the South — but the following is information that was new to me, and perhaps to you, too. Eadweard Muybridge. The Horse in Motion as Shown by Instantaneous Photography with a Study […]

Tuesday Tips: Researching Photographers Working in the South, part 4

Enoch Long, tintype, unidentified African American soldier of 33rd Missouri; LC-DIG-ppmsca-36456; unframed AMB/TIN no. 5026 click on any image to enlarge it  Kentucky and Missouri Today I want to write about the online, print, and other resources for two states that have been referred to as the “border states” – Kentucky and Missouri. As removed as these states […]

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 […]

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 […]