Author Archives: Robert

Miniature Early 1900s Photography Studio

Toronto. Photographic Canadiana editor Bob Lansdale sent me this link at the end of last month. The miniature studio was built and photographed by a chap who goes by Alamedy Diorama on his blog called boredpanda.com. The site has many … Continue reading

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Bicycles, Velocipedes and 3D Photography

Toronto. If you are interested in the phenomenon of stereo imaging or interested in learning the history of the bicycle and its precursor the Velocipede, then you will want to hear and see our May lecture with images that date back to … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana 42-1 posted

Toronto. Editor Robert Lansdale has wrapped up another fascinating issue of Photographic Canadiana. This issue was packaged May 9th, ready to be mailed this week. I was treated with a personal delivery by editor Lansdale. The front cover shows a … Continue reading

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The Toronto CN Tower turns 40

NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed, June 15, 2016 Robert C. Lansdale: Visual History of the CN Tower Construction. The CN Tower is one of our proudest landmarks but Canadians treat it with little fanfare. Other countries are quick to boast about their special … Continue reading

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Westlicht Austria to auction a Sico Kit.

Austria.  From time-to-time we add a post about the famous Westlicht Auction in Vienna. Next month’s auction is special as it will offer a Sico Kit from PHSC member Sol Hadef in Montreal. Sol’s offering includes the famous Sico camera … Continue reading

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Dave Eve Passes

Toronto. Russ Forfar gave me a heads up that Dave Eve died on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in the Oakville General Hospital. Dave was a member of the PHSC in the early days. Dave also repaired Leica Screw mount cameras and … Continue reading

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Thru the lens, Camera Obscura to Smartphone

Waterloo. Member Willy Nassau, retired professor from WLU in Waterloo, and now a Media Technology History Consultant, has collaborated with the City of Waterloo Museum on this special exhibition giving an overview of the History of Photography. The exhibit is on … Continue reading

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Annual Pinhole Photography Day

Toronto. Canadian Taxes intervened with my intention to post George Dunbar’s mention of the annual Pinhole photography day. Fortunately editor emeritus Terry Wedge and newsletter editor David Bridge stepped up to the challenge. George celebrated the date in a very … Continue reading

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The First Bicycles in 3D – Contemporary Velocipede Images of the 1860-70s

NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed, May 18, 2016 Lorne Shields: The First Bicycles in 3D – Contemporary Velocipede Images of the 1860-70s Lorne Shields, of Thornhill, ON, has been an avid collector and researcher of early bicycling history for almost 50 … Continue reading

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PHSC Newsletter 15-11

Toronto. This our second newsletter distributed by MailChimp. Using the wonders of technology, editor David Bridge is in Florida while completing this edition of our popular newsletter. We begin by announcing our April speaker, the interesting photographer and past speaker … Continue reading

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