Tag Archives: Savannah

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 […]

We’ve all got wheels – Friday Faces and Places

Unidentified photographer, cabinet card advertisement for The Georgia Buggy Co., 39 S. Broad St, Atlanta, 1896; collection of E. Lee Eltzroth When I was thinking about doing a post for this week that would only use my photographs, I came up with some of or relating to wheels, and then I began to sing to […]

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 […]

A Photographer Fourth of July

Civil War-era envelope from Maine, “Onward to victory”; courtesy Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division;  LC-DIG-ppmsca-31820 It’s July 4th and a time to celebrate this great country of ours. But of course people are born and people die on this day, just as they do on any other. On this particular date, two interesting Georgia […]

Tuesday Tips – Newspapers and Newspaper Indexes Off-the-Beaten-Path

Man Reading a Newspaper, daguerreotype by John Plumbe, Jr., ca. 1842; J. Paul Getty Museum, Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program For this Tuesday’s Tips I have listed some newspapers and indexes to newspapers that are available online for free, but are not found in the “usual” free newspaper sites (Digital Library of Georgia or Chronicling America, […]

Friday Faces – Siblings in the Photographer’s Studio

 Unidentified girl and little brother, carte de visite by J. W. Perkins, Augusta, Ga., ca. 1868; author’s collection [Click any image to enlarge] I thought it was time to show you more Georgia portraits by various photographers. The following are only some of the cartes de visite, cabinet cards, and other card photos from my collection […]

Veteran’s Day, and Monday Mystery Photos

Today is Veteran’s Day. I want to remember those who, like my father and my father-in-law, gave of themselves when they were called. They were lucky and came home, but the adjustment must not have been easy for either of them. It cannot be easy for any of the men and women who are military […]

Friday Faces – Boys at the Photographer’s Studio

Presenting four little boys, two named James, one named Roy, and one named Charles, each going to get their portrait made at five different Georgia photographers’ studios. The photographers running those studios were D. J. Ryan,  R. J. Deane, L. S. Hill & Co., Goodloe, and J. Usher, Jr. One of these little fellows was taken (possibly dragged) […]

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 […]