The First Bicycles in 3D – Contemporary Velocipede Images of the 1860-70s

3D image (anaglyph) courtesy of Lorne Shields

Velocipedist at Eagle Gate in front of Brigham Young’s home in Salt Lake City, Utah; the home of the Mormon church. 1869

NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed, May 18, 2016
Lorne Shields: The First Bicycles in 3D – Contemporary Velocipede Images of the 1860-70s

Lorne Shields, of Thornhill, ON, has been an avid collector and researcher of early bicycling history for almost 50 years. He has been a member of the PHSC for over 20 years and has spoken to us on a number of occasions. His lectures on early Cycling Photographica have been presented in Europe and throughout North America.

Portions of his collection have been on display at many public institutions including the Smithsonian, the ROM, Canada’s National Museum of Science & Technology (Ottawa) and the Museé d’Art et d’Industrie (St. Etienne France).

Lorne says the image shown above is a “Velocipedist in front of the ‘Eagle Gate’ at Brigham Young’s home in Salt Lake City – Utah; 1869.  This was the seat of the Mormon church. The photograph is considered to be the first Velocipede in the Utah Territory.   Anaglyph of an Albumen Stereosciopic Card.”

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Annual Pinhole Photography Day

George Dunbar - Selfie for Pinhole Day

George Dunbar – Selfie for Pinhole Day

Toronto. Canadian Taxes intervened with my intention to post George Dunbar’s mention of the annual Pinhole photography day. Fortunately editor emeritus Terry Wedge and newsletter editor David Bridge stepped up to the challenge.

George celebrated the date in a very modern, very novel way. George used an extension tube, aluminum foil with the requisite pin hole, a digital Nikon, and an electronic flash to take a selfie.

You can see George’s inspiration and that of others who submitted their creations here at the Worldwide Pinhole Day 2016  Gallery. Congratulations George on a clever and artistic way to celebrate this fine old method.

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PHSC Newsletter 15-11

Butchard studio at 145 King St East, Toronto c

Butchart studio at 145 King St East, Toronto c1846

Toronto. This our second newsletter distributed by MailChimp. Using the wonders of technology, editor David Bridge is in Florida while completing this edition of our popular newsletter. We begin by announcing our April speaker, the interesting photographer and past speaker Tom Bochsler, the May Photographica-fair,  and Mark Singer’s review of our March speaker’s talk on Berenice Abbott. A photo essay of our spring auction follows.

We welcome back our first journal editor, Terry Wedge and his article on the annual pinhole photography day (this year it’s April 24th). Terry’s article is augmented by a reprint of Herb Kepler’s Modern Photography article on making pin hole cameras.

Louise Freyburger follows with her column “New Photo Links” and a tip of the hat to George Dunbar for his suggestions. We see Vince Pietropaulo is working on a book about four decades of the Easter procession in Toronto’s Little Italy. Vince has begun a kickstarter campaign to cover publishing costs. Continue reading

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Tracking the sun

SolsticeEquinoxCube_Nagy1024-smToronto. My good friend George Dunbar sent me a brief note today about the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day for March 26, 2016. This site linked here is NASA’s picture of the day archive. You can browse back daily to June 1995 and see what picture NASA felt was worthy of promotion that day.

Today’s picture shows how Hungarian photographer Oliver Nagy recorded the sun’s path each day from the winter solstice last December to the spring solstice a few days ago using a pin hole camera and Kodak paper. He calls the result solargraphy Check it out!

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PHSC’s Three for Spring Bookmark

Bookmark-3-speakers-2016-smToronto. Journal editor Bob Lansdale came up with a bookmark to remind everyone of the speakers onboard for this spring. Each speaker will be at our Toronto meeting held the third Wednesday of each month. Click the icon at left for a full version of the bookmark.

We begin with April and Tom Bochsler’s presentation on the Canadian war monuments and cemeteries of Europe.

In May we welcome Lorne Shields and his presentation on 19th century bicycles as shown in stereo cards of the era.

And in June, Bob’s son and namesake will share his research into a Toronto landmark on its 40th Anniversary – the history of the CN Tower and the men who built it.

The public is welcome.  Go to our Programs page for times and directions.

 

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Spring Camerama April 17, 2016

Camerama-April_17_2016-smToronto. Member Gary Perry has announced his latest Camerama show will be held Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the Delta Toronto East Hotel.

Click here or on the icon at left to see and print the latest poster for details.

For table rental, email torontocamerashows@gmail.com or call Gary at the number on the poster,

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Touring our European War Memorials and Cemeteries

Photographer To Bochsler. Click for a larger view plus Tom's book and camera.

Photographer Tom Bochsler. Click for a larger view plus Tom’s book and camera.

NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed, April 20, 2016
Tom Bochsler: Our European War Memorials and Cemeteries

Our April meeting is traditionally our annual business meeting. In addition we will have the pleasure of hosting photographer Tom Bochsler.

Tom is a retired industrial photographer who operated his still active studio in Burlington, Ontario.Tom last spoke to us back in October 2011 when he and his long time associate Bob Chambers covered a combined 115 years of photography.

His first time as a PHSC speaker was in March of 2006 when he celebrated a half century in photography and was busy composing his first book “The Art of Industry“.

This time out, in memory of those souls who served Canada in two world wars in Europe, Tom will present and discuss his tour of the memorials and cemeteries of Europe as illustrated by his personal photographs.

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PHS of NL formed March 2016

Edith Cuerrier

Edith Cuerrier

Toronto. PHSC member Edith Cuerrier recently announced that she has formed the Photographic Historical Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. The first meeting of this organization was held in Ms Cuerrier’s home at Paradise NL.

PHSCNL was formed to serve like-minded folks interested in photographic history. We first saw her work back in December 2011 when a summary of her thesis, “George Eastman in Newfoundland and Labrador“, was published in issue 37-3 of Photographic Canadiana.

If you would like to join or participate in Edith’s new organization, email her at e_cuerrier@hotmail.com for further information, coming meetings, etc.

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Kent Washington Show April 9, 2016

KentWAshowToronto. Bob Peters from the WCPHA in Vancouver B.C. sent me a note that the 36th annual Camera Show and swap meet at Kent, WA in the US northwest is set for April 9, 2016. Visit the sponsors, the Puget Sound Photographic Collectors Society and their show page. A link on their show page takes you to lots of photos at the show last year.

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Vancouver Show April 24, 2016

SmallflyerPOSTX2s16-smToronto. Siggi Rohde (noblexcanada@shaw.ca) out in Coquitlan B.C. tells us that the next camera show and swap meet to be held by the WCPHA group is this coming April 24th.

If you are out in Vancouver later this April. drop in and say hello at the show in Burnaby. A great opportunity for you to add to your collection. Click here or on the icon in the upper left to read/print further details.

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