Category Archives: activities-other

Wedding Photography can be Hazardous

Toronto, Back on October 24th, George Dunbar sent this comical wedding shot to me. What makes it so memorable is that it was taken just as the photographer fell off the chair he used to get a better perspective on … Continue reading

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Images and Postcards next Spring in Virginia

Toronto. Tom Rall of Diverse Marketing, who runs the antique images and postcard show in Arlington Virginia, sent me a flyer on October 4th announcing his latest show (34th annual) on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn. … Continue reading

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Beep… Beep… Beep… Beep…

Toronto. Just over 60 years ago on October 4th, 1957, I was sitting in my “ham shack” tuning in overseas radio stations. At the time, the USA was busy testing men, rockets, and satellites in anticipation of a future launch … Continue reading

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Vintage Poster Auction Oct 27th – Swann Galleries

Toronto. Swann Galleries in NYC on East 25th Street, groups lots in their frequent auctions by type of goods. For example, the poster auction this month is of Rare and Important Travel Posters. The poster expert at Swann is Nicholas … Continue reading

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Canadian Photography Institute

Toronto. The National Gallery of Canada has a photography section called the Canadian Photography Institute. The CPI has a very interesting pdf folder – my thanks to PHSC member and friend George Dunbar for bringing this institution to my attention. … Continue reading

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Vancouver Camera Swap Meet Nov 6, 2016

Toronto. Rolf Eipper sent a note to editor Bob Lansdale that the fall camera meet¬†in Vancouver will be held on November 6 this year from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Admission is $5 P/P Antique, Vintage, Digital Cameras and Optics and everything … Continue reading

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View-Master Stereo Camera Ad

Toronto. My friend George Dunbar sent me an email the other day showing over a dozen magazine ads from mid last century. The magazines of that era had many small illustrated want-ad size listings, often for ways to get rich … Continue reading

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Rescued Film Project

Toronto. Some months earlier this year, Russ Forfar, a regular contributor to this site, sent me an interesting link to a person trying to rescue (i.e. process and print) some 66 bundles (about 1,200¬†rolls) of film shot in the 1950s … Continue reading

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Tintype Studio Portrait Session

Toronto. The folks at the Tintype Studio are holding a special portrait session on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at their downtown studio 141 Spadina Ave in Toronto. The folks at the Studio visited us three years ago on Feb 20, … Continue reading

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Camerama Show this Sunday

Toronto. Gary Perry sent me a brief reminder that his next show takes place this Sunday the 25th at the usual location. Click the icon at left or here for details.

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