Category Archives: miscellaneous

Bourke-White flogs RCA Projection-TV in 1949

Toronto. After the war ended in 1945, our main source of information remained newspapers and radio. No TV, no internet, Nada. We played board games, bought magazines, and read books. The exciting thing was the imminent arrival of TV in … Continue reading

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Buying photos and photo gear in Toronto in 1879

Toronto. Our city reached a population of over 86,000 in 1871, a few years before the City Directory of 1879 was published and distributed. Take a look at the Wikipedia entry shown for Toronto to see its interesting history. In … Continue reading

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and where did you buy photo supplies in 1909?

Toronto. Well, if you were here, you might have gone to J O Ramsey & Co Photo Supplies. This photo was taken in 1909 by Owen Staples (1866-1949) at the NE corner of Bay and Melinda. It was used by … Continue reading

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Daguerreian Society Annual – Indicies

Toronto. My thanks to Bob Lansdale for passing along two pdfs compiled by Mark S Johnson, retired editor of the Daguerreian Annual. Mark says, “I’m sending this “announcement” out as a “group e-mail” to friends. Feel free to pass it … Continue reading

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we also have a separate blog …

Toronto. I finally realized why the webmaster blog stopped letting me in. It was bought by Google who thoughtfully changed my password to a Google password. Now it is active again, have a look. The posts are my personal views … Continue reading

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another victim of the digital wave

Toronto. When was the last time you made a Xerox copy? Can’t remember? You are not alone. I think it was a couple of decades ago for me. I usually just pop the paper or papers in my Canon All-in-one … Continue reading

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Happy New Year Everyone!

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Seasons Greetings Christmas 2017

Toronto. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at the Photographic Historical Society of Canada (PHSC). This trio of snowmen are one of the many cards you can purchase from Current Catalog.

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Halifax Explosion Dec 6 1917

Toronto. Just after 9 am in the morning, 100 years ago, Halifax was rocked with a massive explosion that killed almost 2,000 residents – mostly children and youths – and severely injured some 9,000 more. A French munitions ship from … Continue reading

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marking each day …

Toronto. We make regular use of patent drawings in our various research endeavours and publications to illustrate and validate once new and unique objects and processes – cameras, lenses, darkroom apparatus, prints, etc. Many days, the Globe and Mail, on … Continue reading

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