Tomorrow morning the final issue of another exciting volume of Photographic Canadiana hits the mail. Members will see it this coming week. Not a member? Well, you are just $35 away from becoming one in the oldest photographic historical society here in Canada – publishers of this journal for some 38 years, and host of the annual auction and spring and fall photographica-fairs. Check the right side bar for a super easy way to join!
This issue, dated Feb-Mar-April 2012, features three great stories: We begin with Boxmakers: Maberly, Ontario. ca 1870. This tintype is a Treasure from Library and Archives Canada, and the basis for Guy Tessier of the LAC to tell his story. We go to Matt Isenberg’s story of finding and finally acquiring a rare Woodward Solar “Camera”. This instrument is an enlarger that uses the sun as its light source. Our third article is on Professor Woodward of the Maryland Institute College of Art, the inventor of the solar camera. It was written back in 1996 by Jack Wilgus (then Professor Emeritus of Photography at the Maryland Institute). And finally, Editor Lansdale includes Toronto Notes: reports on the last three Toronto meetings of 2011; and George Dunbar’s Browsing through our Exchanges column. This wraps up the 37th volume of our journal and prepares us for the coming 38-1 in May.