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Talk about Agnes Chamberlin at Lambton House May 11, 2017

Toronto. Agnes Chamberlin was born in Coburg. She was the first Canadian-born child of famous author Susanna Moodie. Agnes was twice married and gave birth to nine children. Her legacy is wildflower books like Canadian Wild Flowers and Studies of Plant Life. These … Continue reading

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What to do with your old 35mm slides

Toronto. With the growth of digital, we all must  have boxes and boxes of old slides and a slide projector or two kicking around the house. In this Kodachome slide, I snapped my youngest daughter  at a quilt show her … Continue reading

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Canadian Historical Photographs

Toronto. George Dunbar dropped me an email the first of the week. George says, “A wonderful collection of historical photographs can be viewed at the Mahone Bay Museum (Nova Scotia) and web site” And it is indeed a wonderful site. … Continue reading

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Sit, Pose, Snap. – Brisbane Portrait Photography 1850 – 1950

Toronto. PHSC member Marcel Safier of Australia has a large part of his collection on exhibit at the Museum of Brisbane. The exhibit, called “Sit, Pose, Snap” covers the Brisbane portraits business over the century of 1850 – 1950. The exhibit runs from … Continue reading

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Frank Horvat at Gadcollection – Paris Fr

Toronto. Galerie Gadcollection is exhibiting and selling photographs by Frank Horvat March 30 – April 30,  2017 Horvat was born in 1928 on April 28th, in Abbazia, Italy (now Opatija, Croatia). Parents, Karl and Adele Edelstein, were both medical doctors. During … Continue reading

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PHSC Spring Fair May 28, 2017

Toronto. Have you heard the news? It’s fair time again and we are hosting “The Big One” at Trident hall on Sunday,  May 28th, 2017 in the west end of Toronto. Click here or on the little poster icon at … Continue reading

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Swann Galleries, NYC Auction Today

Toronto. Ms Daile Kaplan of the Swann Galleries in NYC sent me a note that her next auction of photographs and photo books takes place today, April 20th 2017 at 1:30pm local time. Have a look and see if your … Continue reading

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Diana+

Toronto. In the 1960s, a Hong Kong plastics company offered a toy camera called the  Diana. The camera had a cheap plastic meniscus lens and used 120 roll film. All but a few pieces of the shutter mechanism were made … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana 43-1

Toronto. Well we are entering our 43rd year as a society! Hard to imagine that we have lasted so long. Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, we continue to serve. The emphasis has shifted from primarily a camera collecting society, to … Continue reading

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FisherPrice Toy Camera

Toronto. If you were or had children in the past half century, then you bought or someone gave you a Fisher Price toy. I gave my daughters many of the toys sold by this famous company. One toy was a … Continue reading

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