John W. Johnston (1882-1966) advertisement, May 5, 1917 Savannah Tribune  Before we are completely out of February, and Black History Month, I wanted to do an update on those Georgia photographers and their associates whom I know to be African American. At least one of these photographers was born in the West Indies (John W. Johnston, […]

An uncredited photo of Atlanta “Snapshotters,” in the Atlanta Constitution 16 Nov. 1913 p.2 In light of journalists being in the news again, I thought you might find the following of interest. The actual caption to a group of photos, including the photograph above, is “Atlanta Snapshotters Care Not What Becomes of Them if They […]

The newspaper photograph above caught my eye when I was searching for something else in the 1910 Atlanta newspapers (Atlanta Georgian & News, Dec. 20, 1910 p5 c2-4). If you seek that black sheep juvenile delinquent in your family by the name of Henderson, Sparks, Gibson, or Bennett, here they are! I noted a credit […]

Advertisement detail for daguerreotypist John Dolly, who worked in Columbus GA in July 1851 – July 1853; this ad ran in the Columbus Enquirer for one year as of 15 July 1851 Happy New 2015! I want to share some useful items I have recently learned about, and share a major update to one of […]

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for my blog, Hunting & Gathering. It’s not fantastic, but it’s pretty good! See you in the new year. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,800 times in 2014. If it were […]

The end of the year seems a good time for me to post some updates to my previous series of posts on Researching Photographers Working in the South. For my original posts on Georgia and  Florida see http://tinyurl.com/pu5ng9q , on Virginia and West Virginia see http://tinyurl.com/l3gmxy7 , and on North Carolina see http://tinyurl.com/pe2slcw North Carolina; Virginia; West Virginia – The wonderful Hugh Mangum Photographs […]

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 […]

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