PHSC Press is a new service under PHSC member and secretary, John Morden. Our objective is to publish books on Canadian photographic history. All earnings will offset the cost of the PHSC services including Photographic Canadiana, Newsletters, education and awards.

Baltzly-Book-sm(press@Toronto, October 3, 2013. John Morden ( is pleased to announce the first book published by PHSC Press is now available. Secure the Shadow, by Robert G. Wilson is the exciting story of the life of Benjamin Baltzly.

Earlier ¬†books on this 19th century photographer such as Andy Birrell’s have covered Baltzly’s very successful work for Notman in the wilds of British Columbia in 1871. Dr. Wilson for the first time delves into Baltzly’s life from his early years in the USA, time spent in Canada through to his death back home in the states. The book is in full colour and profusely illustrated. 75 pages, soft cover. $45.00. Shipping Canada $3.50. Copies may be ordered via and paid via cheque or PayPal.

The book can also be picked up at a local meeting. Please email> for USA and International postage.

Toronto, March 14, 2018. John Morden (  has issued the 1888 E & H T Anthony catalogue in pdf format which can be downloaded here for free.

E & H T Anthony was the biggest and most prestigious American photographic supplier in the 19th century. As such, this catalogue offers insight into the equipments and materials available in North America during the late 1880s. Near the end of the 19th century Eastman and Kodak became serious competition. In fact, in the next century Kodak superseded Anthony as the leading photographic supplier on the continent.