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FisherPrice Toy Camera

Toronto. If you were or had children in the past half century, then you bought or someone gave you a Fisher Price toy. I gave my daughters many of the toys sold by this famous company. One toy was a … Continue reading

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Mick-A-Matic Toy Camera

Toronto. A few weeks ago John Linsky lent me two cameras and two books. The idea of making cameras for children began in the early days of the 20th century when Kodak introduced  the Browne line in 1900, packed in boxes … Continue reading

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PHSC News Issue 16-11, April 2017

Toronto. Editor Sonja Pushchak has sent out another delightful issue of our email newsletter – keeping in mind the sprit of April First… This 11 page issue covers a number of thought provoking topics and ideas. Click on the icon … Continue reading

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WCPHA April 2017 Newsletter Published

Toronto. We often swap notes with the good folks in BC at the Western Canada Photographic Historical Association (WCPHA). I was pleased to hear that their recent show went  quite well. My thanks to Bob Lansdale for sending the latest … Continue reading

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World’s Greatest News Photographer

Toronto. I was sent this add two days ago in an email form George Dunbar. Very appropriate with our talk in a few weeks on journalism and photography. The American Mercury II by the Universal Camera Company is depicted here. … Continue reading

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Shooting Under Pressure – Revised

NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed, April 19, 2017 Lansdale, Lum & Spremo – Shooting Under Pressure Over a half a century ago, photographs by press photographers Fred Lum, Boris Spremo and Robert Lansdale were published in the Toronto newspapers – The Globe and The Star. … Continue reading

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Paris in the Springtime

Toronto. Bievres, France is famous for its Photography Fairs. On June 3 and 4 of June, 2017 the community is hosting its 54th show. I recently received this email’ ” The 54th Bievres International Photo fair will take place on 3 … Continue reading

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Hunter Penrose Camera

Toronto. I never heard of a Hunter Penrose camera (c1929) before Shlomit Tamir sent me an email back on March 10th. Hunter Penrose still exists in the UK and is in the printing business these days. Shlomit writes, “I entered … Continue reading

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PHSC News 16-10

Toronto. Editor Sonja Pushchak has produced another scrumptious edition of our favourite newsletter. The lead story features Weegee and the pulp fiction covers of yesteryear. This is followed by a notice of our meeting presentation this month by Norm Rosen … Continue reading

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An eye with a Brain!

Toronto. I remember LIFE magazine as a Saturday afternoon read in the barbershop as I waited for my turn under Nelson MaGee’s sharp scissors and clippers. It was founded in 1883 as an American version of England’s Punch. The version most … Continue reading

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