Toronto. Meeting, Wed, March 18 2020 at 7:00 pm
BURGUNDY ROOM, Memorial Hall.
** IMPORTANT: THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED **
HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT AND VISUALLY COMPELLING IMAGES PORTRAYING BICYCLE’S HISTORY – Lorne Shields
When I was a kid, my friend’s grandfather, who had retired from the railway as a tinsmith, pridefully hung on the inner wall of his garage, two bicycles with wooden rims. These machines were made around 1900 and belonged to him (Austin) and his wife Rachel.
On March 18th, we will have the very popular Lorne Shields speak on the topic of cameras and bicycles drawing on his extensive collection of bicycle photographs from the 1800s and early 1900s. IMPORTANT: OUR SPEAKER, LORNE SHIELDS IS DEFERRED UNTIL LATER THIS SUMMER. PASS IT ON S.V.P.
Lorne is both a speaker and a PHSC member of long standing. He sent us this sample taken from the talk this month.
For those of you who don’t yet know Lorne, he is a Toronto native and an avid collector of historic cycling for the past 50 years. He has lectured widely on the history of bicycle photography, showcasing his own diverse collection of images. Artifacts from Lorne’s collection have been exhibited at the Smithsonian, The Royal Ontario Museum, and Museé d`Art et Industrie in St. Etienne, France. He has presented papers related to early cycling history in The Netherlands as well as at various venues in Canada and the USA.
The public is always welcome. Go to our Programs page for times and directions.