Author Archives: Robert

Graflex Ads in LIFE Magazine

Toronto. In the mid last century, Graflex made use of various magazines such as LIFE to promote its cameras as professional instruments used by professional photographers. My friend George Dunbar has been supplying me with a steady supply of these … Continue reading

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Review of Kodak Canada presentation last February

Toronto. I wrote the following review of our Toronto meeting last February when Alison Skyrme presented her overview of Kodak Canada and some other items in the Ryerson University Archives (Love that Kodak). In spite of the sniffles season and … Continue reading

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A Puzzle Solved

Toronto. Back on March 10th, I posted George Dunbar’s Photo History based crossword puzzle. For those readers who were unable to solve things, George has offered this solution. As noted before, the puzzle background is the famous Paris street scene … Continue reading

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A Day at the Auction

Toronto. We had a great auction Sunday. Great turnout. Great lots. Great prices. The auction was held once again at the Legion Hall 101 in Long Branch. Bob Wilson was tied up so we had a new recorder – David … Continue reading

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Shooting Under Pressure

Toronto. NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed, April 19, 2017 Lansdale, Lum & Spremo – Shooting Under Pressure Over a half a century ago, photographs by press photographers Fred Lum, Boris Spremo and Robert Lansdale were published in the Toronto newspapers – The Globe and The Star. … Continue reading

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Paris in the Springtime

Toronto. Bievres, France is famous for its Photography Fairs. On June 3 and 4 of June, 2017 the community is hosting its 54th show. I recently received this email’ ” The 54th Bievres International Photo fair will take place on 3 … Continue reading

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Camera Tales – Cirkut Camera Again

Toronto. Late last November I did a post about the  Cirkut camera called Clocks for Seeing. The author of the Clocks for Seeing article, David Firman, has recently been in touch with journal editor Bob Lansdale and included Bob’s contribution … Continue reading

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Florin Firimita and The Bookstore Project

Toronto. Galerie Gadcollection in Paris, France is featuring photographs by Florin Firimita from “The Bookstore Project”. The exhibition runs from March 16 to 22. Copies of the photographs are available. I chose this particular sample as it featured an Argus … Continue reading

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View-Master Poster and Details

Toronto. Back on March 12th, Scott Dutton of Alberta sent me an email looking for Philippe  Maurice who spoke to the PHSC in the fall of 1996. The topic was a paper Philippe wrote about View-Master. On the 17th Scott … Continue reading

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Hunter Penrose Camera

Toronto. I never heard of a Hunter Penrose camera (c1929) before Shlomit Tamir sent me an email back on March 10th. Hunter Penrose still exists in the UK and is in the printing business these days. Shlomit writes, “I entered … Continue reading

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