Monthly Archives: January 2017

PHSC Consignment Auction March 19, 2017

Toronto. Our PHSC consignment auction will take place this March 19th at the previous location, the Legion Hall 101 in Long Branch (West End Toronto). John Morden’s wife Sonja Pushchak, has redesigned the poster favouring an old fashioned broadsheet theme. … Continue reading

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Film is Making a Comeback

Toronto. My thanks to Russ Forfar, one of our speakers this month. Russ emailed me a link to this Time Magazine article by Olivier Laurent on the state of film in today’s largely digital world. It is a timely article as we … Continue reading

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Review of January 2017 Miracle Repair Tips Meeting

We had two very interesting speakers tonight as demonstrated by the very active Q&A sessions. Both speakers are PHSC members and exhibitors at our fairs. Russ Forfar, now semi-retired, was in the  camera repair business for many decades. Our main … Continue reading

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Toronto Mirage in 1894

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me an email the other day about a curious phenomenon which was deemed to be news-worthy when it happened in the summer of 1894 – a superior mirage. The city of Toronto was seen briefly by … Continue reading

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Early Colour Books for 35mm cameras

Toronto. We treat black and white images as niche photos today. Modern day digital cameras take beautiful full colour photos out of the box. The photographer needs to know little about colour, his (or her) camera, or the subject to … Continue reading

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Fine Photographs Auction in Boston Jan 27, 2017

Toronto. I received an email from Skinner a few days ago announcing their auction of fine photographs tomorrow at noon in Boston, MA. If you can make it down to Massachusetts this Friday, be sure to drop in at Skinner’s … Continue reading

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Still Standing… Together

Toronto. We read with mixed feeling about the dichotomy created by President Trump who is in his early days in office. George Dunbar offered this article last Sunday from the NY Times Magazine. The pictures by George Georgiou in “Where … Continue reading

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Love That Kodak: History of Kodak Canada

NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed, Feb 15, 2017 Alison Skyrme – Love That Kodak When Kodak melted under the onslaught of digital, both Rochester Park and Kodak Heights were almost levelled. Only building No. 9 remained here at Kodak Heights. All … Continue reading

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Those were the days

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me an email the other day showing an American inauguration some 64 years ago. The photo shows a cluster of news photographers, most of whom appear to be using the venerable 4×5 Speed Graphic cameras and … Continue reading

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New York Photo Show Mar 31 – Apr 1 2017

Toronto. Sid Yager sent me an email Friday reminding everyone that he still has some tables available at his spring Photo Show at the New York Sheraton Hotel on 53rd Street in NYC. The show attracts dealers world wide giving you a great … Continue reading

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