Author Archives: Robert

let’s all go to the movies

Toronto. As giant screen 4k televisions and a plethora of other computer based screens proliferate, the noisy ad-filled movie house seems destined for the ash can of history – a novelty dragged out to show kids how we were in … Continue reading

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a Graphic in your future?

Toronto. Following on yesterday’s post, the Graflex gang also caught the Christmas spirit and recommended their gear as the perfect Christmas gift on page 17 in the December 6th issue of LIFE magazine. Besides their traditional big Pacemaker Graphic press … Continue reading

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even stocking stuffers!

Toronto. George Dunbar is having a great time researching magazines sold well over a half century ago. Looking at them, it is easy to see ads and articles for things familiar to me and George (and some others too) back … Continue reading

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the mail must go through

Toronto. In spite of the nasty weather, PHSC President Lewko (Clint) Hryhorijiw and journal editor Bob Lansdale lugged the sorted issues of Photographic Canadiana 44-4 to Gateway Postal Centre in Mississauga this morning. This issue is now finished and with … Continue reading

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a-sorting we will go

Toronto. Editor Lansdale called last night around 8 pm to ask for a hand to do the postal sort. Bob said this issue has been no end of problems and delays. I finished up at home and drove the few … Continue reading

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the charm of 3D for kids

Toronto. My wife had a View-Master and light source and reels when she was little down in New Toronto. A few years later this ad appeared on page 58 of the January 17th, 1955 issue of LIFE magazine. The charm … Continue reading

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Camerama March 3rd 2019

Toronto. My friend and fellow PHSC member Gary Perry emailed me Friday that his next Camerama show is the first Sunday in March. He had a good turnout last month so if you need to get some goodies drop in … Continue reading

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unseen images by Robert Frank

Toronto. In the late 1960s/early 1970s TIME-LIFE in their fine series of books called the “Life Library of Photography” introduced me to many famous photographers, including Robert Frank. A recent email from George Dunbar included this link to a brief … Continue reading

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century old Inuit photos

Toronto. One of our institutional members, the Glenbow museum in Calgary is featuring an exhibition of Geraldine and Douglas Moodie photographs printed from century old negatives coinciding with Alberta’s¬†Exposure Photography Festival. Geraldine Moodie was the subject of a book by … Continue reading

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it’s in the bag …

Toronto. Goldie sent along this spoof of a famous portrait by Ottawa’s Karsh. The subject of the Karsh portrait was none other than that second world war statesman, Sir Winston Churchill! American Photographer Magazine for April, 1984 carried this spoof … Continue reading

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