Category Archives: photos

Photography and Stamps

Toronto. George Dunbar has searched out some more vintage camera ads including one on how we once printed sheets of postage stamps. Do you remember when stamps were made from famous art or photos? This has been going on for … Continue reading

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CHARLES GAGNON A Survey of Photographs

Toronto.  Stephen Bulger Galleries are presenting this exhibition of Montrealer Charles  Gagnon’s photographs including photographs taken with an SX-70 and a Minox! Exhibition Dates: May 13 – June 17, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, May 13, 2-5pm Online Preview: beginning May … Continue reading

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Remember the Polaroid Cameras?

Toronto. Edwin Land first offered the Polaroid Land “picture in a minute” Camera after WW2, a time when it took a week for the average person to receive prints from his photographs. I gave my dad a Polaroid in the … Continue reading

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Helios Taranteau Exhibit

Toronto.  Chris McCallan sent me an email a few weeks back on April 12th that he was planning an exhibit of photographs here in Toronto featuring himself and other local photographers. PHSC member Harold Staats sent me a followup email … Continue reading

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Really, really fast camera

Toronto. My friend and fellow PHSC member Russ Forfar enjoys scientific articles. Yesterday, Sunday morning, he sent me a link to Science Daily. In the Science Daily article the experiments of Sweden’s Lund University are described. Scientists there are using … Continue reading

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Photography Show – Arts & Letters Club Sunday

Toronto. Les Jones sent me an email on Thursday offering an invitation to view the Photography Show at the Arts & Letters Club this Sunday, April 30th from 1 – 4 pm. The show will run from April 30th through … Continue reading

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The AGO’s very first photgraph

Toronto. We seldom think of the AGO as a source of photographic information and yet this fine arts institution has over 60,000 photographs in its eclectic collection. In the AGO’s AGOinside newsletter there is an announcement of a new AGO Gallery  … Continue reading

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What to do with your old 35mm slides

Toronto. With the growth of digital, we all must  have boxes and boxes of old slides and a slide projector or two kicking around the house. In this Kodachome slide, I snapped my youngest daughter  at a quilt show her … Continue reading

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Canadian Historical Photographs

Toronto. George Dunbar dropped me an email the first of the week. George says, “A wonderful collection of historical photographs can be viewed at the Mahone Bay Museum (Nova Scotia) and web site” And it is indeed a wonderful site. … Continue reading

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Sit, Pose, Snap. – Brisbane Portrait Photography 1850 – 1950

Toronto. PHSC member Marcel Safier of Australia has a  part of his collection on exhibit at the Museum of Brisbane. The exhibit, called “Sit, Pose, Snap” covers the Brisbane portraits business over the century of 1850 – 1950. The exhibit runs from March 24th … Continue reading

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