Monthly Archives: October 2017

Shanebrook on Kodak Film

Toronto. November 15, 2017 PHSC Meeting Robert Shanebrook: Making Kodak Film in 2003

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a tree grows…

Toronto. When I was a kid, we bought our own school supplies including books. The prices were a much lower percentage of wages then and Canadian publishers printed our textbooks. I remember walking to Witty’s Drugstore one September to buy … Continue reading

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check it out!

Toronto. In the 1970s, there was lots of information on the history of Leica cameras, lenses and accessories. The trouble was, this information was widely scattered in catalogues, manuals, patents and magazines. Dr Neill Wright and Colin Glanfield in England … Continue reading

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end of an era…

Toronto. The last of the Leitz focoslides was the OOTGU model first sold in 1957 only to disappear a few years later. This model was intended for the M series of cameras and reverted to locking the camera body to … Continue reading

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a new day dawns…

Toronto. In 1958 Leitz Wetzlar began to make and market a new massive focoslide OOZAB (some references list the code name as OOGAN) for its Reprovit series of professional copy stands. It had a smooth rectangular shape and a new … Continue reading

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Architecture in Photography Exhibitions 1858 – 1861.

PHSC Meeting, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Architecture in Photography Exhibitions Natalie Banaszak, B.A., M.A. Natalie will present her award winning research on the participation of photographic societies in the promotion, marketing and sale of architectural photography as art and a … Continue reading

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PHSC Newsletter 2017-10

Toronto. Editor Sonja Pushchak issues another yummy episode of her delightful newsletter, this time a scary Halloween special! The issue begins with Ralph Meatyard’s photo of subjects wearing cheap latex halloween masks, followed by a poster for our annual fall … Continue reading

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Outta da ooze

Toronto. Willard Morgan’s nifty Sliding Focusing Stage must have been selling well because in 1938 Leitz Wetzlar began to make and market the accessory which by this time had a spring-loaded clamping bar to hold the camera both in the … Continue reading

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those where the days …

Toronto. I think George Dunbar has special spot in his heart for the once illustrious staples of the news photographer – ┬áthe Graphic and Graflex cameras. George often finds these unusual ads and passes them to a few of the … Continue reading

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Stephen Wilkes Exhibit in Paris

Toronto. Galerie GADCOLLECTION in Paris, France is featuring an exhibition called “Day to Night“. The exhibit runs from October 12 to November 5th. The images in this exhibition are the work of Stephen Wilkes. The following words (edited) are from … Continue reading

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