Author Archives: Robert

Montreal Camera Show – Oct 19, 2014

Montreal. What a wonderful city for a fall visit. Sol Hadef will be hosting his 54th show on the west island this coming Sunday. Click here or on the icon at left to see or print a larger poster with … Continue reading

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Newsletter 14-5

Toronto. The night before he left for the latest TPHS symposium in Rochester, editor David Bridge sent me this latest PHSC Newsletter. The newsletter introduces Ms Ronit Novak, our speaker for this month whose topic is Historic and Contemporary Ambrotypes. … Continue reading

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Where Photography and Microscopy once met

Europe/UK. 1839 – what an amazing year. It started with a bang when not one but two revolutionary photographic processes were formally announced… and the race was on to make the fabulous new art faster and better. Optical houses began … Continue reading

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Daguerreian Symposium Photographs

Toronto. PHSC Editor Bob Lansdale sent this link to the pictures taken at the Daguerreian Symposium  held in Austin Texas in late September this year. Bob wears many hats in the world of Photographic History, including official photographer of the … Continue reading

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Eastman House exhibit documents the end of film

Rochester, NY. This article in the Democrat and Chronicle newspaper of Rochester NY covers the exhibit of Robert Burley‘s photographs which are part of “The Disappearance of Darkness — Photography at the End of the Analog Era.” The photographs are on … Continue reading

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Mysterious Developments

Toronto. One winter in the early 1960s, the brother of a buddy’s girl friend had the misfortune to lose his car through the ice in Kempenfeldt Bay, Barrie. Weeks later, my buddy called me to see what I could do … Continue reading

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Library? What Library?

Toronto. Did you know the PHSC has a library? No? Well it is in the North York Public Library basement – where we hold our monthly meetings. Our current librarian is Oscar Li, who hails from China. He is a very … Continue reading

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Easier access to Newsletters

Toronto. Thank God for folks who take the trouble to keep me honest! Les Jones (a past president and program convenor extraordinaire) sent me a note that he noticed the 2014 newsletters seemed to have disappeared from the site. I … Continue reading

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Historic and Contemporary Ambrotypes – Ronit Novak

NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed, Oct 15, 2014. Historic and Contemporary Ambrotypes – Ronit Novak Ronit (pronounced Row-neat) is the Director of Photography at Canadian Business and MoneySense magazines (both print and tablet platforms). The “daguerreotype look” portrait at left was created by … Continue reading

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PhotoHistory Symposium October 10-12, 2014

Rochester, NY. Our friends across the lake are hosting the 16th triennial symposium and camera show this October 10-12, 2014. Drop down to Rochester and enjoy a great meal and listen to world renown speakers on photographic history. A special camera … Continue reading

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