Category Archives: magazine

we have a winner!

Toronto. PhotoEd editor Rita Godlevskis sent me this bulletin the other day. In it she announces the winners of her “The Look West” photo challenge. First prize goes to Julie Vincent of Calgary for the portrait shown at left. Rita … Continue reading

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what’s in your wallet?

Toronto. Not to be out done by Airequipt, Argus posted a two page spread (pp 10, 11) in the November 30, 1962 issue of LIFE magazine offering 10,ooo free prizes in the “ARGUS HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY”. The offer was limited to … Continue reading

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stay home – stay inspired

Toronto. By now we have all heard and felt the impact of COVID-19 and its repercussions. The terms – social distancing and self isolation have become common concepts as countries world wide struggle to contain this nasty virus. For entirely … Continue reading

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film savings nearly 60 years ago

Toronto. My good friend George Dunbar is a fabulous source of suggestions and inspirations as he pursues photographic history as reflected in magazine advertisements last century. Today’s item stems from George’s email a few days back showing a collaboration between … Continue reading

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picture idea of the week…

Toronto. The marketeers were at it again in this ¬†advertisement for Kodak (page 90) back in the August 29th, 1960 issue of LIFE magazine. Kodak made its money on film, paper, and supplies, so it went to great lengths to … Continue reading

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PhotoEd Winter 2019

Toronto. Editor Rita Godlevskis told us about this coming issue last August along with free passes for members to a documentary. Check out this exciting issue’s articles and photos. The PHSC is represented with this ad on page 23. Check … Continue reading

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it’ll stunt yer growth …

Toronto. … said my little friend Harry as he puffed away. It was the 1940s and Harry was ahead of me in school in spite of his shorter stature. ¬† This all came back to me when my fellow PHSC … Continue reading

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Photo News 28-4

Toronto. I opened Wednesday’s Globe at breakfast and to my delight I found my latest Photo News. As I went through the magazine, I realized that the best thing was that every article included useful ideas and tips with professionals … Continue reading

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boxed in for Guinness

Toronto. 1959 was a simpler time. No personal computers or smartphones. The head of IBM famously said a few years earlier that there was room for about 100 computers in the world since the massively slow and puny brutes were … Continue reading

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… and the winner is …

Toronto. Those of you who have been following the posts on this site know that my friend George Dunbar has been busy researching photographic history through the ads in American magazines such as LIFE from the middle of the last … Continue reading

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