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Pictures a century ago

Toronto. Mo Patz dropped me a note from BC yesterday. Maureen was president of our Toronto chapter which folded into the national chapter many year sago. Mo writes, “A friend of mine in the States just sent me this e-mail … Continue reading

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50 Muybridge plates go for $62,500 US

Toronto. I received an email the other day from Ms Daile Kaplan of Swann Galleries talking about their latest sale of photographs and books by auction. She says, “On Valentine’s Day we offered Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks, precisely 65 … Continue reading

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A 1904 Wedding movie captures four photographers

Toronto. George Dunbar turns up the most unusual sources. The other day he suggested we look a a web site for the American National Public Radio (NPR). The NPR site published this article by Colin Dwyer yesterday (February 16. 2017) called “WATCH: … Continue reading

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Vancouver Camera Swap Meet April 2nd, 2017

Toronto. Tonchi Martinic of the Vancouver Society sent me a note announcing the Vancouver Camera Swap Meet this coming April 2nd, 2017. This is the show Siggi ran for many years before passing it on to Tonchi. If you can’t … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone

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A Mystery Tower 35mm Camera

Toronto. Years  ago it was common practice to rebrand products from national factories for sale in large chain stores. Sears was no exception. Its line of cameras were branded “Tower” but actually made by mainstream companies in Europe and Japan … Continue reading

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A Little Paint, A Little Pencil

Toronto. Professionals liked the larger negatives and glass plates last century before the onslaught of the minicam. The plates and cut films could be easily retouched by a skilled practitioner.  Contrast could be varied or features emphasized by careful use … Continue reading

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Your Photo is in the Mail – Review of October Presentation

Toronto. The Postcards of Reuben R Sallows is a talk by Mike Smith on Reuben Sallows of Goderich and the use of his photographs in magazines and on postcards. The short talk preceding Mr Smith is a brief overview of Orillia’s … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget…

Toronto. Last April, Tom Bochsler talked about his visit to the European monuments, cemeteries, and battle grounds of the two great wars including Vimy Ridge. Next year is the centennial of the end of the Great War. To celebrate the … Continue reading

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Making Kodak Film 2

Toronto. Robert Shanebrook sent out an email to many people recently to announce the Expanded Second Edition of his book “Making Kodak Film” first published about six years ago. Mr Shanebrook retired from Kodak in 2003. The first edition of his … Continue reading

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