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 […]

Tropical Fruit (#147) stereo by O. P. Havens, Savannah, Georgia; E. Lee Eltzroth collection This post is a short one – some items of interest that I have recently come across, or that have been shared with me.  I am including some information on a new Texas book, some great sites where you can peruse […]

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 […]

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 […]

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They’re all together ooky, The Addams Family! Whenever I think about Atlanta photographers with the surname of Adams, the theme song for the TV show “The Addams Family”  comes to my mind. The song was written and composed by Vic Mizzy, and it was also used in […]

Cornelius Conway Felton with His Hat and Coat, Daguerreotype by John Adams Whipple, early 1850s; courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Rubel Collection, Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace, W. Bruce and Delaney H. Lundberg, and Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Gifts, 1997; accession 1997.382.4 1 Today, some information I recently came across that I hope […]

Mrs. T. P. Atkinson, hand-tinted carte de viste by J. P. Blessing & Bro. , Houston TX (author’s collection) I have been very lucky to be contacted from time to time by people who read my blog posts. These messages to me are often very helpful and sometimes quite enlightening. This story describes one of […]

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