Category Archives: camera

FisherPrice Toy Camera

Toronto. If you were or had children in the past half century, then you bought or someone gave you a Fisher Price toy. I gave my daughters many of the toys sold by this famous company. One toy was a … Continue reading

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Mick-A-Matic Toy Camera

Toronto. A few weeks ago John Linsky lent me two cameras and two books. The idea of making cameras for children began in the early days of the 20th century when Kodak introduced  the Browne line in 1900, packed in boxes … Continue reading

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GE Exposure Meter Ad in Late 1945

Toronto. The advertisement for the GE exposure meter DW-28 in LIFE (Dec 17, 1945) was the third of three ads sent to me the other day by George Dunbar. In late February I did a series of posts on determining … Continue reading

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Bell & Howell Filmo Movie Camera Ad

Toronto. I mentioned yesterday that the colour ads in late 1945 magazines were actually drawings. This is an example using the then well known Bell & Howell Filmo camera. This ad was printed in the October 29, 1945 issue of … Continue reading

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World’s Greatest News Photographer

Toronto. I was sent this add two days ago in an email form George Dunbar. Very appropriate with our talk in a few weeks on journalism and photography. The American Mercury II by the Universal Camera Company is depicted here. … Continue reading

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Rene Groebli – his early work

Toronto. The folks at the Anzenberger Gallery in Vienna sent me an email Saturaday promoting two photographers with exhibits in the gallery from early April to mid June of this year. The photo and icon at left translates to “the … Continue reading

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Graflex Ads in LIFE Magazine

Toronto. In the mid last century, Graflex made use of various magazines such as LIFE to promote its cameras as professional instruments used by professional photographers. My friend George Dunbar has been supplying me with a steady supply of these … Continue reading

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Camera Tales – Cirkut Camera Again

Toronto. Late last November I did a post about the  Cirkut camera called Clocks for Seeing. The author of the Clocks for Seeing article, David Firman, has recently been in touch with journal editor Bob Lansdale and included Bob’s contribution … Continue reading

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Hunter Penrose Camera

Toronto. I never heard of a Hunter Penrose camera (c1929) before Shlomit Tamir sent me an email back on March 10th. Hunter Penrose still exists in the UK and is in the printing business these days. Shlomit writes, “I entered … Continue reading

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LIFE Magazine predictions in fall 1945

Toronto. My friend George Dunbar sent me an email the other day with a link to LIFE Magazine’s September 10. 1945 issue. On page 112 the magazine predicts future cameras, lenses, and sensitive media such as we consider common place … Continue reading

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