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Toronto Skyline in 1908

Toronto. The artist Owen Staples (1866 – 1949) was born in England and emigrated to Canada (Hamilton) with his family in 1872. He moved to the States where he began his arts studies. He moved again, this time to Toronto … Continue reading

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Photographers in the city archives

Toronto. We often wonder (at least I do) how people lived a century ago; how the city looked back then; who was in power; what jobs prevailed. Some of the answers exist in our archives thanks to photographers and historians … Continue reading

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our city’s first photographer

Toronto. The Saturday, March 3rd Globe and Mail had an interesting article (A little girl in Toronto lost to history – and now found) about discovery of the identity of a child photographer by Arthur Goss while on assignment to record … Continue reading

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Erik (Schack) Christensen, Globe Photographer

Toronto. One of the perks of being a Globe and Mail subscriber is their News Photo Archive. I wrote about the archive last summer back on June 25, 2017. According to the Globe. “Subscribers can explore the work of Erik … Continue reading

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Bratty NYT Photo Collection at Ryerson

Toronto. PHSC Meeting, Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 Bratty NYT Photo Collection at Ryerson Dr Denise Birkhofer of Ryerson University Come out and listen to Dr Birkhofer speak on the Canadian Photographs in the Bratty Family New York Times (NYT) Collection at … Continue reading

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Delores Gubasta on Don Newlands Archive – review

Toronto. Our second speaker at the October 2017 meeting was Ms Delores Gubasta. Delores, owner of the web site Klixpix, spoke and showed examples of photographs taken over a half century earlier by Don Newlands. She spoke tonight about the Don Newlands … Continue reading

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huge and SHARP

Toronto. My friend George Dunbar sent me an email recently with this massive image of a group photo taken here at the University of Toronto in 1913 of attendees to the International Geological Congress by the Dominion Photo Co., Toronto … Continue reading

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When a Professional was a Professional!

Toronto. Every Canadian knows of the sudden death football game for the Grey Cup. In 1956 – about 60 years ago – a gaggle of professionals gussied up in mainly medium format cameras with attached flash, were in the Varsity … Continue reading

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New Archive of Globe and Mail Photos

Toronto. Many well known photographers worked for and sold photographs to the Globe over the years. Now with the help of the folks from the Archive of Modern Conflict (AMC), a selection of the images will be available at this … Continue reading

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Family Focus at the Archives of Toronto

Toronto. David Tyler of the Archives of Ontario invites the PHSC members to join him on the inaugural day of the new exhibit of family portraits. David writes, “The Archives of Ontario invites you to attend the reception and opening … Continue reading

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