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of cameras and kings

Toronto. Over a century ago, in 1872, “Lewis Carroll” (an amateur photographer, too) ¬†wrote a poem called The Walrus and The Carpenter which includes these lines: “The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes–and … Continue reading

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PHSC News 18-1 for May 2018

Toronto. As we come to the start of this fiscal year, News editor Sonja Pushchak has released the first of this year’s tasty pdf newsletters. ¬†The front page is titled Fit Necessity – replacing the strenuous jobs of over a … Continue reading

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photography and the first world war (1914 – 1918)

Toronto. The AGO has curated an exhibition called “Photography: First World War 1914 – 1918” as part of this year’s CONTACT festival hosted by Scotiabank The great war ended a century ago so we often forget how the rudimentary photographic … Continue reading

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it’s always an attraction

Toronto. Niagara Falls. Such a world-wide attraction.Even studios used the falls as a picture on a backdrop. The roar of the falls is very evident when you visit in person. The Ontario side has beautiful park lands and attractions. Sleazier … Continue reading

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the old way to get pictures quickly

Toronto. In the film era you waited days or weeks to see the results of your camera efforts – unless you owned one of the marvellous Polaroid cameras that gave you a picture in a minute! Edwin Land came up … Continue reading

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sure they are tiny but do they work?

Toronto. For a time there was a sub category of camera collecting – collecting sub-miniatures. In practical terms, only the Minox was well engineered. But it, like all the others, suffered a fatal flaw: tiny negatives. Negative material (a.k.a. film) … Continue reading

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a buggie photograph

Toronto. Did you ever watch fireflies up at the cottage or in a small town or village at dusk? These little bugs give off a tiny bit of illumination to attract others (mates or food). On Aug 16, 1948, LIFE … Continue reading

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London Camera Show April 15, 2018

Toronto. Did you miss our auction last Sunday? We had the largest-ever turnout (to a casual observer). In any case, our friends in London are hosting a show next month just a 2 hour drive west of the big smoke. … Continue reading

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PHSC News 17-09 for March 2018

Toronto. Editor Sonja Puschak has produced another delightful edition of the popular PHSC News. To read and down load this issue, just click here or on the Bauer 88B home movie camera at left (a high end model with an … Continue reading

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E &H T Anthony Catalogue – 1888

Toronto. Well before the young George Eastman established his glass plate manufacturing business and later the famous Kodak camera, the Anthony’s had established a thriving business selling photographic equipment and materials. Our treasurer and head of the PHSC Press, John … Continue reading

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