Author Archives: Robert

6th Annual Trunk Sale

Toronto. In memory of the late Larry Boccioletti, one of the three founders of the PHSC, we are hosting the sixth annual trunk sale  this July 17, 2016. Larry started out holding the sale in his back yard shortly after … Continue reading

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Technology may revolutionize lens design

Toronto.  Camera lenses were initially made with regular flint and crown glass used in various combinations of elements. In the 1870s at Zeiss, Ernst Abbe, did mathematical lens calculations requiring non existent types of glass. Meeting with Otto Schott was … Continue reading

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Came for the history, stayed for the cameras

Toronto. Our organization is often thought of as an History society – which it is. But it is a modern, up-to-date photographic organization as well. Many of its members and executive are professional photographers, both retired and active. While we … Continue reading

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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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