Tag Archives: American

David Douglas Duncan 1916 – 2018

Toronto. George Dunbar dropped me a line the other day noting that the Guardian had announced the death of the famous American war photo-journalist David Douglas Duncan in France were he had lived since the 1960s. Duncan was one of last of … Continue reading

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American girl in Italy 1951

Toronto. You may recall this photograph or its maker, Ruth Orkin, but do you recall the name of the girl or the circumstances? No? Well, the girl is artist Ninalee (Allen) Craig who died recently at age 90 in Toronto … Continue reading

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The earliest days of American photography

Toronto. Thanks to my good friend and co-founder of the PHSC, John Linsky, for emailing me about this NY Times article on the Getty exhibition of early American photography by Rena Silverman. I did a post about the Getty exhibition … Continue reading

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A March 1843 Daguerreotype portrait

Toronto. Where would we be without the thoughtful benefit of George Dunbar? Once again George found a photographically interesting item and sent me a quick note. Sotheby’s, the famous auction house, will auction off a daguerreotype of the 6th president … Continue reading

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American War Photographers in LIFE Magazine

Toronto. My thanks to George Dunbar for this link to the November 5, 1945 issue of LIFE magazine. The November 5th issue featured a photo essay on the American war photographers with a photograph they took accompanied by a small portrait. … Continue reading

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Girls in the Windows – 1960 – Ormond Gigli

Toronto. Planning to be in Paris today? Visit Galerie GadCollection and see the wonderful photographs of American Photographer Ormond Gigli. For example, featured in various media is his 1960 signature photograph taken in New York City of models standing in … Continue reading

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Photographs of then and now

Toronto. My thanks to Russ Forfar who sent me this very engaging article from the Guardian newspaper in England. Everyone has heard or seen the famous Gettysburg address by Abe Lincoln. Guardian has created a remarkable site showing before wet plate photographs … Continue reading

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Timothy O’Sullivan, 19th century photographer

Kitchener, August 4, 2013. My oldest daughter, Suzy, reminded me today about this famous Irish-American wet-plate photographer. I was first introduced to O’Sullivan’s beautiful photographs decades ago in the 1970s series of Time-Life books on Photography.  O’Sullivan practiced his art at … Continue reading

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