Tag Archives: Canada

Ernest Brown, photographer (1877- 1951)

Toronto. Ernest Brown was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the bleak northern English town famous for its coal mines many decades ago, on September 8th, 1877, or so the book by Derek Hayes called “Canada: An Illustrated History notes based on an entry … Continue reading

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first photograph taken in what became Canada after confederation July 1, 1867

Toronto. In 1840, an English businessman  called Hugh Lee Pattinson in a trip around the known parts of North America, used the the new daguerreotype technology to record spectacular areas of the world.  In British North America, he recorded the … Continue reading

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The First Parliament Project

Toronto. Katelynn Northam sent our President, Lewko (Clint) Hryhorijiw, via our website, an email regarding Toronto’s First Parliament project. Our province was variously known as Upper Canada, Canada West, etc, before the entire country was called the Dominion of Canada … Continue reading

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enjoy Photo News 26-4

Toronto. A few weeks back, I had the pleasure of bumping into Norm Rosen at our fall fair. Norm is the editor of the magazine PHOTO NEWS. Then just last week, I enjoyed Norm’s latest opus at breakfast – the … Continue reading

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Celebrating 150 years of Canadian Photo History

NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed, June 21, 2017 About a half dozen speakers: Celebrating One-Five-Oh! Our promotions editor Sonja Pushchak said it best: “Join us for Victorian cupcakes and the sort of coffee Sir John A. used to drizzle on his whiskey. … Continue reading

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Heckman’s Canadian Pacific: A Photographic Journey

NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed, January 20, 2016 Ralph Beaumont: Heckman’s Canadian Pacific  Author Ralph Beaumont takes us on a photographic journey into the visual history of this country’s first transcontinental railroad, in his new book on the CPR’s pioneering photographer. From … Continue reading

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Through Canada with a Kodak (1893)

Toronto.  Thanks to member George Dunbar for this interesting link. In 1893, barely five years after George Eastman began selling his famous Kodak camera, W.H White of Edinburgh published a book called Through Canada with a Kodak by the Countess of Aberdeen, … Continue reading

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Mapping out the photographic network in 19th century Canada.

Toronto November 20, 2013. Mapping out the photographic network in 19th century Canada by  Shannon Perry. Ms Perry spoke with us on WWII colour photographs two years ago in November 2011. Since that time she has changed responsibilities in the … Continue reading

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