Toronto, March 23, 2014. Our Annual Auction is coming this month on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at the Royal Canadian Legion 101 in Long Branch.
We are constantly improving the event to make it run smoother and and effectively for both buyers and sellers.
You can see the details on the full size poster or go to the AUCTION drop-down on the menu at the top of this page.
All are welcome at this 40th Anniversary event!
Member Tom Rall announced his “Biggest and Best Antique Photo Show Yet”.
The show is a week this Sunday, on March 16, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, 1900 N Ft. Myer Dr, Arlington, Virginia.
Check the poster and the website for full details.
Montreal, April 6, 2014. April in Montreal is such a wonderful time. The weather is warming up. The university students clamber up Mount Royal to study for exams and bask in the warm sunshine!
Sol Hadef is holding his 53rd show in the West Island at Point-Claire just across the highway from the Fairview Mall on Sunday, April 6 2014.
Come on down and enjoy the city and its food and people while taking in Sol’s show (when I lived in Montreal, my house was off Sources road in DDO and Fairview mall was a weekly visit for us).
You will see a few familiar faces at the show. Just click here to see a larger view of Sol’s poster complete with directions.
Toronto, April 28, 2014. It’s coming! It’s coming. Our second image show and sale will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion 101 in Long Branch, home of our show last year and our auctions.
The Image Show is one of our 40th anniversary events, and will be held the day after the Bill Belier Memorial Symposium. Full details are shown on the book mark. Map, times, and the very modest admission price. Exhibitors can reach Ashley Cook for table reservations via fair@ phsc.ca.
Everyone is welcome at this great event. Come along and expand your collection of images by buying a few at this show. The exhibitors’ offer everything from vintage daguerreotypes to recent silver prints…
Toronto, May 1 – 29, 2014. The PHSC will be featured at Campbell House in this year’s CONTACT event. Campbell House is a well known museum situated downtown on the north-west corner of Queen and University in Toronto. Double the Pleasure, Triple the Fun is our theme at Campbell House for this year’s CONTACT.
Featured are a Stereographic Exhibition, a 3D walking tour of Toronto, an Anaglyph workshop, stereo collections hands-on session, a lecture, PHSC monthly meeting, and closing party.
The people involved, directions and details are shown on the full size poster.
Toronto, April 26, 2014. The Bill Belier Memorial Symposium will take place Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Jackman Hall, AGO followed the next day Sunday, April 26, 2014 by the 2nd annual Image Show at Branch 101 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Long Branch.
Special rates for students at both events. Check the full size poster for details, directions, and rates.
Speakers: Blake Chorley (Mammoth Tintypes), Harry Enchin (Moments in Time), Andrea Kunard (NFB additions), Cassandra Rowbotham (Connon and the panorama camera) and Robert Wilson (Baltzly and BC Landscapes)
A Steady Lens
by Sherril Foster
Toronto, February 28, 2014. Yesterday I received a courteous note from author Sherril Foster. Ms Foster wrote to the website after learning of the death of Gerry Loban who she wished to thank for his assistance with her research of BC photographer Mary Spencer.
Talking about Mary Spencer, Sherril states:
“She ended up in BC and took the famous shots of train robber Bill Miner in 1906. I did find out lots more about her and the result is my book; A Steady Lens, The True Story of Pioneer Photographer, Mary Spencer.
“She actually started her career in Ontario and apprenticed under a photographer in Port Colborne in the mid 1890s, Silas Hayes.
“Thanks again for your help. It really was a lot of fun researching and everyone I contacted was so helpful. I think the book is doing quite well”.
The book is available on Amazon.
London, England from the Telegraph
Toronto, February 26, 2014. The “Then and Now” theme appears to be a popular way to show city street changes over the decades. Each picture shows a version in black and white (old) and a version in colour (new), often with the two images cleverly merged showing part of the old and part of the new.
Photographer George Dunbar sent me a note today that the Telegraph in London, England has published a few London street scenes using this theme. Take a look here on the Telegraph website! Remember to click the buttons above the picture to see the next one. For even more pictures there is an app called Streetmuseum. Check it out. Thanks George!
Blake and his tintypes – portrait by Robert Lansdale
Toronto, February 11, 2014. Our January speaker was photographer Blake Chorley. Blake embarked last summer (2013) on a driving vacation in the Canadian Rockies with a big difference. Blake took along a huge 11 x 14 view camera, two brass wide-angle lenses, a darkroom, and the necessary wet plate chemistry to take and develop 11 x 14 tintypes and glass plates. This is his story as told to the PHSC members January 15th, 2014.
January’s meeting started off the 40th Anniversary of the PHSC with a perfect topic – wet plate photography. Blake Chorley has always liked landscape photography. Blake lived in Alberta for a number of years where he “fell in love” with the vast vistas of the Wild Rose province. He went back last summer and took 11 x 14 landscape tintypes of the Rockies using an old view camera. Blake is a commercial photographer in Toronto where he spends time indoors at studio shots and image development. Continue reading