Monthly Archives: October 2016

Canada and the Great War 1916

Toronto. Lampton House in the west end of Toronto is hosting a talk by John Beram called “Canada and the Great War 1916” on November 10, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. My thanks to Ms Joy Cohnstaedt of the Heritage York group.

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Fort York

Toronto. Fort York predates Toronto. Burnt in the beginning of the war of 1812, it was rebuilt the following year (1813). Today, the fort, relocated just north of Lakeshore just east of the CNE grounds, is a popular tourist destination. … Continue reading

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Rescued Film Project Redux

Toronto. My friend Russ Forfar sent me this follow up to the Rescued Film Project post. Interesting videos and a purpose to rescuing anonymous photographs is explained in this short article posted by Al Jazeera.

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Spring? I Shutter at the Thought :-)

Toronto. Friend and PHSC member Russ Forfar passed along this note from Karim Amrani. Perhaps you can find such a service in Canada. The value will depend on the cost vs. the camera and shutter. “I’ve had broken springs in … Continue reading

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Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR)

Toronto. You may think this topic is a bit odd for the PHSC, but consider stereographs. They were a form of AR/VR well over a century ago! And think of our recent road trip down to Ryerson University’s DME Lab … Continue reading

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Daguerreian Society Auction Catalogue Up

Toronto. The Daguerreian Society sent me a note the other morning that it had its October 22nd 2016 Auction catalogue on line. Click here  and see what suits your growing collection of images and equipment. There is a live auctioneer available … Continue reading

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PHSC News 16-5

Toronto. Editor David Bridge in conjunction with Sonja Pushchak and John Morden have come up with a second issue of the sparkling new version of our newsletter. The lead article covers a favourite Victorian pastime  – natural magic through photography… … Continue reading

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Dylan and the Minox

Toronto. I saw in the Globe today that Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel prize in Literature yesterday. He was considered to be a moving force in the world with his poetry and music, a force that has continued on to … Continue reading

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Sara Angelucci Exhibit

Toronto. Stephen Bulger of the Stephen Bulger gallery announced that he is hosting an exhibition of photographic works by Sara Angelucci called Arboretum. The photographs combine images of trees and people. Ms Angelucci, an Adjunct  Professor in Photography at Ryerson, is … Continue reading

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Electrifying, just electrifying…

Toronto. In recent news we heard about the Samsung fiasco with its Note 7 smartphones  suddenly bursting into flames. Once replacement phones also combusted, Samsung elected to recall all Note 7 smartphones and cease manufacture, taking a massive hit in market … Continue reading

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