Author Archives: Robert

Lorne Shields and the Velocipede in 3D

Toronto. We had a relatively big turnout Wednesday to hear Lorne’s talk.  Bob Lansdale counted some 50+ members and public in attendance. Lorne is a well-known and respected authority on bicycle history who has spoken widely in North America and Europe … Continue reading

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Edwin Haynes, Photographer 1877 – 1918

Toronto. Members Sarah Shrigley and George Dunbar separately sent me an email about Edwin Haynes being featured by the Toronto Star website. Haynes, born in England, had a relatively short life here in Ontario before falling victim in 1918 to … Continue reading

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Remember to Remember

Tom Bochsler was our speaker at the April 20, 2016 meeting. Tom took us on a journey back in time to honour fallen Canadian soldiers of the two world wars in France and Belgium. Mr Bochsler is a noted photographer and … Continue reading

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Estate Auction Held on Sunday, June 19, 2016

Toronto. PHSC hosted an Estate Auction at the Legion Hall in Long Branch on June 19, 2016. The public was invited. A slide show has been posted here. Now 174 lots listed – 11 more added June 12, 2016. plus many … Continue reading

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Mug Shots – Shades of the Departed!

Toronto. In early May my friend George Dunbar sent me a link he called, “A wonderful, online magazine of old crime and police photography“. It turns out that Shades of the Departed, which I had as a link on this … Continue reading

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Women of Hollywood Collection – CONTACT Festival

Toronto. As a part of the Scotiabank Toronto CONTACT Photography Festival, ARTDIEM launched their inaugural exhibit earlier this month on May 5, entitled The Milton H. Greene “Women of Hollywood Collection”, Volume I. Attached is the program from that evening for your reference. The exhibit is … Continue reading

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Early American Daguerreotype

Toronto. I received an email courtesy of the Daguerreian Society this past week announcing a book and signing (earlier today) by author Sarah Kate Gillespie down in Washington D.C. The book sounds like it would be of interest to our … Continue reading

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Verichrome and Super-XX films

Toronto. My friend George Dunbar sent me this ad by email. The ad appeared in the December 1944 issue of LIFE magazine. As a kid our family could never afford the luxury of a magazine subscription – I read older … Continue reading

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New (Old) Lomography Art Lens

Toronto. Katherine Phipps from Lomography sent me an email last month. The company plans to offer a two element in one group f/2.9, 64mm brass lens with waterhouse stops. The lens is named a Daguerrian achromat and signed as a Chevalier … Continue reading

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What is the largest camera ever made?

Irvine, CA. Back on May 15, Russ Forfar asked if this article on a pinhole camera was relevant. I agreed as I had recently posted George Dunbar’s pinhole selfie celebrating national pinhole day April 1, 2016. The folks in California … Continue reading

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