Monthly Archives: January 2019

directory of Massachusetts photographers 1839 – 1900

Toronto. Ron Polito via Bob Lansdale suggested this link to his “Directory of Massachusetts Photographers 1839 – 1900” as an addition to our Research menu item which is currently in design mode. Meantime, take a look at the work of Ron … Continue reading

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lighting the way

Toronto. Tom Edison’s company got into the blossoming flashbulb era of the 1950s and 60s as shown in a September 6, 1954 LIFE magazine two page spread (pp30, 31). One of our society’s presidents and founders, the late Larry Boccioletti, shown … Continue reading

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Potsdam ASA 100 B&W Film

Toronto. The folks at Lomography like the film niche so well that they are introducing another BW film in the traditional 35mm cassette. To today’s photographer – amateur or professional an ASA (ISO) rating of 100 seems pathetically slow, yet … Continue reading

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Swann Auction of Posters, Books, Graphics

Toronto. Nick Lowry at Swann Auction Galleries in the big apple sent me a note Friday saying Swann is hosting a poster auction on February 7th, 2019. The advertising editorial material says, “Our winter sale features tantalizing, rare Art Nouveau … Continue reading

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whatever happened to Press King and its maker?

Toronto. At last month’s meeting – our annual Show and Tell – one of our members brought along his vintage Press King. The 4×5 camera has a Kalart rangefinder mounted on the side and a leaf shutter and lens on … Continue reading

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whatcha doin’ Sunday the 20th?

Toronto, Well then, go and see CAMERAMA! Gary’s first show of the year will feature lots of collectible and usable cameras and lenses, etc. Shake off the winter blahs and see what you can do to augment your collection or … Continue reading

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PHSC News issue 18-07 for January 2019

Toronto. Editor Pushchak has released another incredible pdf newsletter. What a bargain! 10 pages. Full colour. With her snappy style, lots of photos, and a single page per article, Sonja is aiming at a younger crowd with less interest or … Continue reading

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Frank Prazak, Sports Photographer 1926-2018

Toronto. In Wednesday’s Globe column Lives Lived the loss of photographer Frank  Prazak age 92 was celebrated in this story by his wife Penny. Mr Prazak last lived in Mississauga, Ontario and was famous for his innovative sports photos. He died … Continue reading

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for the buggy photographers

Toronto. in the last century, a book was published for nearly any discipline. This book by Linssen was published by the Fountain Press in London in 1953, over a half century ago now.  Many books at the time were heavy … Continue reading

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photographic lenses – Conrad Beck

Toronto. Like most optical houses in the 1800s, The British house of R and J Beck at Cornhill (London, England) expanded their optical product repertoire to photographic lenses (and cameras). In this seventh edition of Conrad Beck’s small book, like … Continue reading

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