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Cowan’s Auction June 12, 2015

Cincinnati, Ohio. Cowan’s Auctions will host the American History Auction of exceptional books and photographs tomorrow for members of the Daguerreian Society. The image at left is estimated to be worth some $15k to $25k in US Dollars! “Cowan’s Auctions … Continue reading

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Laura Jones – The Art of Protest – June 19th

Toronto. Laura sent me this announcement regarding a presentation she is offering at the Arts and Letters club, third floor on June 19, 2015. She has been a member of the PHSC over the years. At one time she operated the … Continue reading

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Summer Leigh at Casa Loma

Toronto. Our January speaker photographer Summer Leigh dropped me a short note yesterday to say her work will be exhibited at Casa Loma in Toronto all next month. A reception will be held July 2nd. Members will recall Summer gave a delightful … Continue reading

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Derek Dalton 1936 – 2015

Toronto. Derek Dalton, a fixture in the Toronto Postcard scene for many years died on June 3, 2015. Derek had participated in our camera fairs and image shows and was a member of the PHSC as late as last year. … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Eddie

Toronto. How sad. It was announced today that Black’s has folded and will close the last 50+ stores in early August. Heavens, Black’s is older than me. I spent many a lunch hour visiting the local Black’s to have my … Continue reading

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Telling Stories

Toronto. Member Felix Russo advises us that his latest issue of PhotoEd magazine – Spring/Summer 2015 is now on sale in stores and online. This issue features the work of a half dozen photographers as it explains the art of narrative image-making. … Continue reading

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PhotoED Magazine – Call for Student Submissions

Toronto. Member Felix Russo is the owner/editor of PhotoED magazine, an education oriented publication based here in Toronto. Felix asks for student submissions for the Fall 2015 edition of the magazine. Felix says, “Our Fall 2015 issue is a survey … Continue reading

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WCPHA Newsletter

Vancouver. Tom Parkinson from our sister organization on the west coast recently sent out the WCPHA Newsletter for June 2015. The Collector column has a multi page discussion of the Iloca Cameras –  made in Hamburg Germany during the 1940s … Continue reading

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Cameras everywhere

Toronto. About 35 years ago, I used my Leica to take a few shots of my girls during school concerts. I was the odd man out – few parents had a camera, and those who did had cheap little box … Continue reading

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The Internet of Things

Toronto. We are hearing more and more about appliances, cars, HVAC, alarms. door locks, phones, and watches, etc. all being interconnected via the internet. For sometime now all these devices have used on board computers (we are very familiar with … Continue reading

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