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who shot Ott on wot and why?

Toronto. Well, some time around the 1893 World’s fair in Chicago, Edison chose his employee Fred Ott for a movie experiment. Why Ott? Ott was notorious for his violent sneezes!¬†On this occasion he needed a little help to “pull the … Continue reading

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Spiess at Bulger this April

Toronto. The late Karl Spiess of Germany took many photographs in war torn Europe during the second world war (WW2). Newz4u.ca recently announced that the Stephen Bulger Gallery here in Toronto in a recent article would feature his photographs. The … Continue reading

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Bios of Western Photographers

Toronto. Carl Mautz of California sent me an email recently announcing his massive 5 pound hard cover book Biographies of Western Photographers. The book covers photographers who worked in the American and Canadian West when photography began. The book was … Continue reading

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PHSC News 17-07 (January 2018)

Toronto. Our good friend and fellow PHSC member, Sonja Pushchak, has whipped up another tasty morsel for you with her 12 page issue 17-07 of PHSC NEWS, our monthly pdf newsletter. Click on the Minolta Disc-7 icon at left to … Continue reading

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Toronto Postcard Show February 25, 2018

Toronto. The Toronto Postcard Club is hosting its annual show this coming February. Ed Warner and I have attended on occasion to promote the society. Many booths offer photos as postcards and others allow you to “Pursue your interest in … Continue reading

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Whittaker Micro 16 camera ad

Toronto. On my 25th birthday, my sister, gave me a copy of Cooper’s 1958 ULTRA-miniature photography book as a present, so when George Dunbar sent me a January 1947 LIFE ad for Whittaker’s Micro 16 camera, I tracked down the … Continue reading

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Annie’s back in town ….

Toronto. Last Saturday, the Globe featured this photograph by Fred Lum on the first page of the Globe Arts section. Annie was in town to promote her latest book Portraits 2005-2016. Published by Phaidon Press, this is a coffee table … Continue reading

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Shanebrook on Kodak Film

Toronto. November 15, 2017 PHSC Meeting Robert Shanebrook: Making Kodak Film in 2003 We received a note from Mr Shanebrook offering his book at a special price. Click on Continue reading below for details.

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a tree grows…

Toronto. When I was a kid, we bought our own school supplies including books. The prices were a much lower percentage of wages then and Canadian publishers printed our textbooks. I remember walking to Witty’s Drugstore one September to buy … Continue reading

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check it out!

Toronto. In the 1970s, there was lots of information on the history of Leica cameras, lenses and accessories. The trouble was, this information was widely scattered in catalogues, manuals, patents and magazines. Dr Neill Wright and Colin Glanfield in England … Continue reading

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