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fall CAMERAMA show tomorrow!

Toronto. Member Gary Perry sent me an email last Monday reminding me that his fall show was this Sunday. Gary writes, “Please be advised of our next camera show is coming up on Sunday September 23rd, 2018. It will be held … Continue reading

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are you going to Scarborough fair?

Toronto. Simon and Garfunkel had an LP with this song on it. I used to listen to the LP in the mid 1960s when I was in the Western Area Engineering department. The LP became a large part of the … Continue reading

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Ohio Picnic Sept 16th

Toronto. Heading to Ohio this month? Join the Ohio Camera Collectors Society on Sunday September 16th at their annual picnic. Email them at occs@insight.rr.com for times and location and to RSVP. The invitation is shown here. Details of the OCCS are … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana 44-2 goes to press

Toronto. Hey folks, our wonderful journal issue 44-2 goes to press this coming week. It will be in the mail to members a few short weeks later. Not a member? No problem! just hit the PayPal button on the right … Continue reading

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Toronto Lithographing Co Photography Dept 1898

  Toronto. We sometimes forget that our city once was the engine of industrial Canada. In 1898, the massive Toronto Lithographing Company, founded two decades earlier, commissioned  photographer A A Gray to record the interior facilities at the north-west corner … Continue reading

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Movies with a Fran 8K

Toronto. Ever hear of a Fran 8K camcorder? I didn’t either until an email hit my desk last Saturday morning. The resolution is huge (47.7 MP at 24 fps)  and the concept timely. The camera, available for order late this … Continue reading

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shooting movies in the 1920s

Toronto. I visited my youngest grandson the other day. The eleven year old showed me his new iPad, bought with his own hard earned money. The past few weeks he has been busy creating animations. He has his own YouTube … Continue reading

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the eve of destruction

Toronto. Ahh, the 1960s. I remember them well. One big hit in 1965 was the iconic song The Eve of Destruction sung by Barry McGuire. Sadly, unlike the song’s writer, the late P. F. Sloan, McGuire was a “one hit wonder”. … Continue reading

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a hoot at the boot – our 8th trunk sale

Toronto. Bob Lansdale gave me a call last week to see if I was going to the trunk sale Sunday. I agreed to go and Bob suggested if we arrived around 10am that would be great. I picked Bob up … Continue reading

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a tip of the hat to professionals

Toronto. LIFE magazine back on May 21, 1951 published an advertisement by Ansco on page 95 encouraging families to get a professional portrait taken – using Ansco products, of course. For reasons best known by the Ansco advertising agency, the … Continue reading

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