Monthly Archives: February 2018

smart advertising …

Toronto. Have you ever heard of the “Kodak Girl?” No? She was the brainchild of George Eastman many years ago. Men bought cameras. Men looked at pretty women, Case closed! Oh, yes, and the Kodak Girl showed the women of … Continue reading

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a 35mm Graflex camera – Graphic 35

Toronto. In 1955 Graflex entered the 35mm market with their own brand calling the camera a Graphic 35. This was a few years after the first foray into 35mm film territory when Graflex bought out the Ciro camera company. The … Continue reading

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PHSC News 17-08

Toronto. Another delightful newsletter by our editor Sonja Pushchak. Sonja’s newsletters have themes – this issue mixes Valentine’s Day with Black History month. She begins with a backgrounder on the song Paper Moon – a riff on Valentine’s Day. Next … Continue reading

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1956 and stereo is rising again

Toronto. In the 1950s, stereo made one of its periodic rises to the conscious mind of the common man. Books. cameras, attachments and movies touted the impressive 3D imagery. I remember seeing a 3D movie one Sunday starring Vincent Price … Continue reading

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Leica M3 Fall 1956 Advertisement

Toronto. In 1954, Leitz finally began selling the famous M3 camera. The design was radically different than the screw mount cameras, adding many features that other makers had adopted. The Bayonet Mount still exists today (over 60 years later) in … Continue reading

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NYC Photography Fair April 2018

Toronto. The Daguerreian Society sent me  a notice that they will host the New York City Photography Fair on April 4 to 8,  2018. The Society offers full details here. If you plan to visit New York City this spring, … Continue reading

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Kertesz 1930 photograph in auction

Toronto. Dalle Kaplan sent me a reminder that Swann Galleries have their exhibition for the Icons & Images auction up and will auction the photographs and books this coming Thursday, the 15th of February down in the Big Apple. Jane … Continue reading

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Whittaker Micro 16 camera ad II

Toronto. Late last year (December 28th), I wrote an extensive article on the Micro 16 and its ad. When first released the camera’s use by police departments as a spy camera was touted. This ad sent to me by good … Continue reading

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some thoughts on lenses

Toronto. Thanks to friend and member Russ Forfar for this idea about future lenses. Before photography, we had microscopes that needed quality lenses (objectives). Initially, the design was “cut and try”. Designers tried to combine glass elements made with different … Continue reading

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Colour for the masses

Toronto. In its 1947 LIFE magazine ad, Kodak tried to gain customers using two emerging themes: the growing popularity of 35mm; and the in roiads of colour (both transparencies and prints). If a customer wasn’t ready to embrace colour, he … Continue reading

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