Reuben Sallows, Postcard Photographer, Goderich Ontario (1855 – 1937)
NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed, October 19, 2016
Mike Smith: Your Photo is in the Mail
Our speaker is well known author Mike Smith from the world of postcard collectors. Tonight he will speak on the Goderich postcard photographer Reuben R. Sallows (1855 – 1937). I have a passing knowledge as my eldest daughter helped the designer of the gallery website with some coding. Mike Smith published an article on Sallows and postcards on The Wayback Times website just this year.
The public is welcome. Go to our Programs page for times and directions.
Oct 1950 HOLIDAY magazine ad for a V-M Camera
Toronto. My friend George Dunbar sent me an email the other day showing over a dozen magazine ads from mid last century. The magazines of that era had many small illustrated want-ad size listings, often for ways to get rich quick, fix various personal problems, own your own business, or save money.
The ad I chose today is from the October 1950 HOLIDAY magazine (in print from 1946 – 1977). The ad touts a View-Master 3D camera able to take 3D colour pictures for less than the cost of snap-shots. The wrinkle, of course, is that they are tiny colour slides that fit a seven scene View-Master reel.
The year 1950 was in the middle of the most recent surge in the popularity of 3D. Four years later, the first edition of the Stereo Realist Manual (I have a copy) was released. Unlike the View-Master camera, the Realist took an image about 3/4 the size of a 35mm slide – bigger than half frame but smaller than full frame. The various right and left images of shots mingled in a progressive and orderly way to save film.
Sample Image from the Rescued Film Project
Toronto. Some months earlier this year, Russ Forfar, a regular contributor to this site, sent me an interesting link to a person trying to rescue (i.e. process and print) some 66 bundles (about 1,200 rolls) of film shot in the 1950s by the same (unknown?) photographer and never developed.
You can learn about rescued film here on this web site. The person rescuing this particular bunch of rolls, Levi Bettwieser, chose indiegogo to raise money and by August of this year his venture has raised about a third more money than he first set out to raise. You can learn more about the Rescued Film Project here.
Huge Nikon Zoom Telephoto Lens
Toronto. Back in January of this year, member and past speaker Paul Pasquarello of Buffalo sent me a short note with a link to Petapixel.com and a story about a very expensive,very long zoom telephoto lens manufactured by Nikon.
The two biggest names in cameras these days are Canon and Nikon. Professionals in our society seem to be split. Some favour Canon and others Nikon. Regardless of your allegiance, have a look at this amazing piece of glass and how it should be transported, err… carried.
Children in a Daguerreotype portrait – Lot 12
Toronto. Daile Kaplan of Swann Auction Galleries in NYC sent me a note today advising me of an auction next month, Tuesday, October 25th, at 1:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to add to your image collection. The online catalogue is here and a 3D catalogue here. The auction is titled”Art & Storytelling: Photographs and Photobooks”.
You can email Daile Kaplan here for more information. The auction covers the gamut from the early days of photography to more recent times.
Ryerson U. at Yonge and Gould, Toronto, Wednesday Sept 21, 2016
A delightful night for the PHSC. Our host for the presentations was Joanna Beyersbergen of Ryerson. We had two key speakers: Bob Wilson of the PHSC on the history of stereo and 4th year Ryerson student Marissa Frosst on the technologies of the DME Lab. Both speakers addressed the audience in the amphitheatre of Ryerson University Student Learning Centre located at Yonge and Gould. Click on any image in this post to view a larger version. Continue reading
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Toronto. Our Editor Bob Lansdale, another Leica affection-ado, sent me an email a few days ago announcing new Leica products. Among them was this camera called a Leica SOFORT. This unusual camera uses the Fuji Instax instant film for making on the spot prints like the old picture in a minute Polaroid cameras. Leica? Polaroid? Is nothing sacred?
The colours alone tell you this model is targeted at youths, not old crocks who appreciated the fine resolution and bokeh of once iconic Leica lenses.
Lily Liu of Aries, Bob Wilson and Bob Lansdale packing the new Journal.
Toronto. An auspicious moment last week when the first redesigned issue of the journal came off the presses and was packaged with various inserts at Aries Group by Editor Lansdale and Secretary Wilson.
The image was taken at the Aries press building in Etobicoke (Toronto Westend). This issue, 42-2, was delivered to the post office the next day by Bob Wilson and sent on its way to members.
Tintype Studio Toronto
Toronto. The folks at the Tintype Studio are holding a special portrait session on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at their downtown studio 141 Spadina Ave in Toronto.
The folks at the Studio visited us three years ago on Feb 20, 2013 to cover their process to the great interest of those in attendance.
Toronto. Gary Perry sent me a brief reminder that his next show takes place this Sunday the 25th at the usual location.
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