Tag Archives: Twentieth Century

Decoding the History of Photography – Free & Inexpensive E-books (Tuesday Tips)

 Eugène Atget, Place de la Bastille, Albumen silver print, negative 1910-11; courtesy of the Getty Open Content Program There are many wonderful books available on the history of photography, on photographic processes and identification. You can purchase them, or refer to them in, or check them out of, a library. But there are also free and inexpensive […]

An African American Itinerant Photographer, Friday’s Face from the Past

Vienna News, 26 March 1902 page 4; Digital Library of GA South GA Historic Newspapers For the last few years, when I have the time, I have been researching a man named F. P. Pepper (Fremont P, and I believe the “P” may stand for Philip; born about 1855). He is a man who was an […]

Tuesday Tips – More Research News You Can Use

Two Metalworkers, Daguerreotype by unknown photographer, 1855; digital images courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program   I was able to attend the Henry D. Green Symposium on the Decorative Art this February, although I had been iced-in the two days before — I was lucky in that I am only a few hours away […]

The Elephant in My Room – Saturday Stats

A newspaper cut by Earnest S. Wilkinson of the elephant Nemo, renamed Clio, made from a photograph by Kuhns (W.T. and/or J.H.); Aug. 10, 1890 Atlanta Constitution Here are the current statistics for my ongoing, and self-titled, Georgia Photographers Documentation Project. All that Hunting & Gathering for lo these many years surely adds up. Total records = […]

Researching Photographers Working in the South – Arkansas

The final post in my Tuesday Tips series on Researching Photographers Working in the South, part 7, covers the state of Arkansas. For a background discussion of photography in Arkansas, see the Encyclopedia of Arkansas entry “Photography” at http://tinyurl.com/lo8q6yu Panorama of Arkansas River and Fort Smith, Arkansas, by Hagerty & Zeller; LC Prints & Photographs PAN US […]

Postscript to Part 5, Researching Texas Photographers

A Lady Writing, ca. 1665, by Johannes Vermeer; National Gallery of Art, Gift of Harry Waldron Havemeyer & Horasce Havermeyer Jr. in memory of their father Hrace Havermeyer   Silly me, I left the University of Texas, Austin out of my sources for Researching Photographers Working in the South – Texas.  As I was doing my […]