Category Archives: activities-other

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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Lest we forget …

Toronto. The Globe and Mail on Friday the 10th featured this wonderful portrait of WW2 photographer Jack Ford taken in colour by Fred Lum. In the centre of section A, on crisp clay paper, are examples of Jack Ford’s work … Continue reading

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another revolution world wide

Toronto. In November of 1994, I bought this student microscope from Gord Reithmeier. Made about 1900, it is unusual in the excellent condition of the stand and its wooden box. Originally sold complete for $12 US, it is occasionally seen … Continue reading

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The Polaroid Project

Toronto. Our friends at WestLicht in Austria announced The Polaroid Project, an exhibition from November 18th this year through February 28, 2018. The press release for the exhibit begins, “Polaroid! The brand has long become a universal myth. The uses … Continue reading

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Daguerreian Society goes to Washington

Toronto. The Daguerreian Society annual symposium was held this year in Washington DC. Our journal editor, Bob lansdale is the official photographer for the PHSC and the Daguerreian Society. Bob missed the symposium in 2016 which was held in NYC. … Continue reading

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at home with monsters – AGO exhibit

Toronto. You may have read in the recent PHSC News that the AGO is hosting filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and his cabinet of curiosities. The exhibit is called “At Home with Monsters“. With Halloween fast approaching, this exhibit, which opened in … Continue reading

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The Tree Planters at Stephen Bulger Gallery

Toronto. Stephen Bulger, long a force in this city, announced the latest exhibit at his gallery. The announcement states, “The Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to present ‘The Tree Planters’, our first solo exhibition of work by Canadian artist Rita … Continue reading

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The Giveaway Artist

Toronto. George Dunbar spotted this NYT article and suggested that he too was tempted to try it. Fred Cray is a New York photographer. For over ten years he has “hidden” his unique photos around the city – over 30,000 … Continue reading

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Antique Photo Show in DC early next Spring

Toronto. Do you have a great urge to drop by Washington DC this spring and have a chat with the Donald? No? Well, anyway, drop by Arlington Virginia on Sunday, March 11, 2018 and visit the popular and well known … Continue reading

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Peter Turner 1934 – 2017

Toronto. My thanks to George Dunbar who emailed the sad news that Pete Turner died recently. His passing was noted with this insightful article in the New York Times. A New Yorker, Mr Turner was famous for his saturated colour … Continue reading

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