Toronto. On July 26th, 1935, someone organized the Canadian Weekly Newspapers Association down at the RCYC for this spectacular group shot on a sunny summer’s day. It was the Association’s 16th annual convention. Three years later in August 1938 they held their 19th convention in Vancouver – also commemorated by a panorama photo, now held by the Vancouver Public Library (VPL). The organization and the fad of taking panoramic shots of the entire group have long faded into history. The curve is an artifact of the special cirkut camera used to record the group. Savvy photographers would position their subjects in a large semi circle to compensate and keep all subjects size proportional.
The photograph was taken by The Panoramic Camera Co. who were located at 289 Avenue Road here in Toronto.
Thanks to George Dunbar who found this photo online at the Toronto Public library and alerted me by email.