Category Archives: photos

A March 1843 Daguerreotype portrait

Toronto. Where would we be without the thoughtful benefit of George Dunbar? Once again George found a photographically interesting item and sent me a quick note. Sotheby’s, the famous auction house, will auction off a daguerreotype of the 6th president … Continue reading

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huge and SHARP

Toronto. My friend George Dunbar sent me an email recently with this massive image of a group photo taken here at the University of Toronto in 1913 of attendees to the International Geological Congress by the Dominion Photo Co., Toronto … Continue reading

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The (nearly) forgotten photographer – Edwin Haynes

Toronto. This report is a review of our May, 2017 presentation on Edwin Thomas Haynes (come out this September 20th to our next presentation). The story and selected photographs by Edwin Haynes were presented by his grand nephew and photographer Bruce … Continue reading

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… and just who owns what?

Toronto. George Dunbar has been fascinated with copyright laws for years. On August 9th, he sent me an email link to TIME magazine’s 100 photos and in particular one of a cowboy by Richard Prince. Have a look at the … Continue reading

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When a Professional was a Professional!

Toronto. Every Canadian knows of the sudden death football game for the Grey Cup. In 1956 – about 60 years ago – a gaggle of professionals gussied up in mainly medium format cameras with attached flash, were in the Varsity … Continue reading

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Cutting the Clutter

Toronto. Remember the family album or the old shoe box of prints? Like all families, mine and my wife’s folks would take out an album or a box and lovingly go over the pictures bringing back fond and not so … Continue reading

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Dawson City: Frozen in Time

Toronto. An annual feature of this city is its “Hot Docs” festival. At this year’s festival one of the documentaries was called “Dawson City: Frozen in Time“. This film covers the find up in that illustrious Yukon town of many … Continue reading

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It’s a dog’s world out there…

Toronto. Recently the Globe and Mail opened its massive news archive to its subscribers in celebration of Canada’s 150th. This photograph was shot back on September 28th, 1964 at the Scarborough kennel show by Harry McLorinan of the Globe. It … Continue reading

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A sign of the times 21 years later

Toronto. My thanks to George Dunbar who reminded me about the site Urban Toronto. On that site using the nom de plume “Goldie”, George posts many of his personal photographs. As many of you may know, the long retired gentleman was … Continue reading

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Annie, get your gun

Toronto. My friend (don’t know what this site would do without his terrific input) George Dunbar writes, “This CBC news story regarding Annie Leibovitz and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia should certainly interest PHSC members.” Annie was one of my … Continue reading

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