Category Archives: miscellaneous

a phlock of photogs

Toronto. Nearly 60 years ago, LIFE gathered all its photographers, including one retired photographer in NYC for this group shot. It is the topic of the January 18, 1960 Speaking of Pictures column (pp 8, 9). Of the group, only … Continue reading

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Lest we Forget …

Toronto. As a school kid in the dying days of World War 2, we took the minute of silence at 11 am on November 11th seriously.  Every child knew John McCrae’s poem by heart: In Flanders fields the poppies blow … Continue reading

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Dr Robert G Wilson, May 8, 2019

Toronto My good friend and fellow PHSC member Bob Wilson passed away late Wednesday this week.  Bob joined the PHSC in 1977 after coming to Toronto. Prior to coming here, Bob worked out west as a geologist in the Oil … Continue reading

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Myseum

Toronto. Most of us who live here know the ROM – Royal Ontario Museum on the corner of Avenue Road and Bloor, in easy reach of U of T students (and the rest of us by subway). But I wonder … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2018!

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PHS of NE

Toronto. A year before our society was established, the PHSNE began operations and like us are a non profit organization. They are exchange members with us since the early years of our organization. You can visit their new web site … Continue reading

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another brick in the wall

Toronto. After the war, in the late 1940s – 1950s, the USA tried to capture market share in cameras from the German industry. The result was print ads like you see here from the October 26, 1953 issue of LIFE … Continue reading

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photo-boo

Toronto. Happy Halloween every “body” 🙂 This studio shot is courtesy of my friend George Dunbar who emailed me this morning.

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Snoping out fauxtography

Toronto. Was this heat wave REALLY so hot that cars melted in Arizona? Does the claim pass the smell test? Yeah,right! For many years the Snopes site has helped us mere mortals perform a decent smell test. Our customers occasionally … Continue reading

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all the news that’s FAKE to print …

Toronto. It is often thought that manipulation of photographs only happened after Photoshop and its ilk arrived on the scene. However, decades before Photoshop, a savvy darkroom expert could seamlessly blend or otherwise manipulate two or more negatives or prints … Continue reading

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