Category Archives: book

Airplane Photography in 1919

Toronto. My friend George Dunbar seems to find many fascinating sites on the internet. He sent me a note on Thursday, last about Airplane Photography. The topic is covered in a book by  Herbert Eugene Ives (1882-1953) published by Lippencott … Continue reading

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19th C Photographic Cases and Wall Frames

Toronto. The Daguerreian Society sent me an email yesterday advising that the 3rd edition of Paul Berg’s book on 19th century cases and frames is now available. You can get the details and an order form here. If you collect … Continue reading

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New Sallows Book Available

Toronto.  Last October we had the pleasure of hearing about Reuben R Sallows through the eyes of postcard specialist Mike Smith.  At the talk Mike mentioned that he and co-author Larry Mohring had an illustrated book on Sallows and his … Continue reading

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Snapshot – First Fall talk in Rochester by TPHS

Toronto. Our friends across the lake in Rochester have started their fall series of speakers too. Marian Early, Treasurer of TPHS in Rochester sent me an email announcing their first monthly speaker, Joe Struble of GEH. Joe will speak on the ubiquitous … Continue reading

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Das Boot, Das Leica

Toronto. I saw the film Das Boot in the Kingsway Theatre on Bloor in the west end of Toronto. Kingsway was by then a revival theatre. The building was musty and damp, fitting for this movie.  In March of 1983, … 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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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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McKeown’s Famous Camera Guide due this year

Toronto. For years a number of sources were referenced for valuation of cameras. Eventually McKeown’s Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras prevailed and became the standard for many people. I have the 11th edition which is some 900+ pages … Continue reading

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Review of Heckman’s Canadian Pacific

This is my review of Ralph Beaumont’s talk on Heckman and his CPR images. Unless otherwise noted the images used are courtesy of Canadian Pacific Corporate Archives. Bob Lansdale, Clint, and I met with January’s speaker Ralph Beaumont and his … Continue reading

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Zeiss and Photography for members

Toronto. The latest Larry Gubas book is now available for members. The quantity is very limited. The price is $200 Canadian and can be picked up at any PHSC event (let me know in advance). The price includes the 890 full … Continue reading

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