Category Archives: photos

photographs of those at work

Toronto. For some reason old photos tend to be portraits, landscapes, family or other events but rarely work tools and activities. The photo at left of Bell Telephone Company operators in Owen Sound Ontario is an exception. It shows the … Continue reading

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when panoramas were in vogue

Toronto. On July 26th, 1935, someone organized the Canadian Weekly Newspapers Association down at the RCYC for this spectacular group shot on a sunny summer’s day. It was the Association’s 16th annual convention. Three years later in August 1938 they … Continue reading

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FSA outtakes in London England exhibition

  Toronto. We all (well, most of us older folk) remember the fabulous photos commissioned by the Farm Service Agency, now part of the US Department of Agriculture. The iconic shots recorded the impact of the 1930s depression on American farmers. … Continue reading

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World News Day – May 4th

Toronto. The Globe and Mail celebrated World News Day yesterday by highlighting a number of prestigious stories that unfolded over the past months. One such story called UNFOUNDED involves many people including victim Ava Williams. Click the icon at left … Continue reading

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Awakening – May 10 to 22, 2018, CONTACT

Toronto. Here in the city, May is CONTACT month. A splurge of photographic exhibitions are mounted to celebrate the art of photography both modern and historic. Ms Radha Chaddah, born in  Owen Sound, is the the creator of the image … Continue reading

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Toronto Skyline in 1908

Toronto. The artist Owen Staples (1866 – 1949) was born in England and emigrated to Canada (Hamilton) with his family in 1872. He moved to the States where he began his arts studies. He moved again, this time to Toronto … Continue reading

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it’s always an attraction

Toronto. Niagara Falls. Such a world-wide attraction.Even studios used the falls as a picture on a backdrop. The roar of the falls is very evident when you visit in person. The Ontario side has beautiful park lands and attractions. Sleazier … Continue reading

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who shot Ott on wot and why?

Toronto. Well, some time around the 1893 World’s fair in Chicago, Edison chose his employee Fred Ott for a movie experiment. Why Ott? Ott was notorious for his violent sneezes! On this occasion he needed a little help to “pull the … Continue reading

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Douglas Kirkland exhibition in Paris, France

  Toronto. Our friends at GadCOLLECTION over in Paris are hosting an exhibition this summer from May 24th to July 3rd 2018. If you are in Europe this summer be sure to visit GadCOLLECTION and see this showing of images … Continue reading

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Vivian Maier exhibition in Austria May 29 to Aug 19, 2018

Toronto. Our friends at WestLicht gallery in Austria, are exhibiting a number of prints by the late Vivian Maier of Chicago. Her work was discovered by accident shortly after her death. Click here to read the full details in the WestLicht … Continue reading

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