Category Archives: miscellaneous

PHSC Accomplishments in Recent Years

Toronto. As PHSC Webmaster, I intended to cover PHSC changes in 2016. On review of the year, I decided to go back a bit further. Executive We are truly blessed in the PHSC with a variety of willing and talented … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

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A Modern Day Stereoscope?

Toronto. In a post the other day, George  Dunbar asked whether the Google Cardboard was the new modern-day stereoscope. We saw the Google Cardboard gadget back in February when Marissa Frosst demoed it at Ryerson. Your smartphone is used as … Continue reading

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Analog to Digital

Toronto. It is popular today to describe the old silver-based chemical processes we grew up with as “analog”. Photographer Tony Pickard in the fall 2016 issue of PhotoEd magazine wrote an article on converting and storing old analog photo materials as … Continue reading

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Archives and the Internet

Toronto. Last Wednesday, Mike Smith was our speaker and gave a postcard perspective on Goderich photographer Reuben R Sallows who was active in the late 1800s – early 1900s. Mike and co-author Larry Monring are writing a book on Sallows and postcards … Continue reading

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Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR)

Toronto. You may think this topic is a bit odd for the PHSC, but consider stereographs. They were a form of AR/VR well over a century ago! And think of our recent road trip down to Ryerson University’s DME Lab … Continue reading

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Electrifying, just electrifying…

Toronto. In recent news we heard about the Samsung fiasco with its Note 7 smartphones  suddenly bursting into flames. Once replacement phones also combusted, Samsung elected to recall all Note 7 smartphones and cease manufacture, taking a massive hit in market … Continue reading

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Getty Copyright Lawsuit

California. Getty Images offers stock photos for a small fee.  But many of their photos are used unlawfully. There are so many images on the internet these days that Getty resorted to some code called a robot (bot for short). This … Continue reading

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Verichrome and Super-XX films

Toronto. My friend George Dunbar sent me this ad by email. The ad appeared in the December 1944 issue of LIFE magazine. As a kid our family could never afford the luxury of a magazine subscription – I read older … Continue reading

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Would this 1946 assignment be banned today?

Toronto. Member George Dunbar has a warm spot for copyright and privacy issues. George sent me this brief article: In 1946, LIFE magazine hid photographer Yale Joel behind a two-way mirror in the lobby of a Times Square theatre. Joel … Continue reading

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