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Graflex Wins Again (in 1938)

Toronto. My friend George Dunbar sent me another whack of ads the end of last month (April 2017). One ad stuck out for me since Popular Photography magazine, founded in  1937,  had recently closed its magazine doors. The ad featured … Continue reading

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Graflex Ads in LIFE Magazine

Toronto. In the mid last century, Graflex made use of various magazines such as LIFE to promote its cameras as professional instruments used by professional photographers. My friend George Dunbar has been supplying me with a steady supply of these … Continue reading

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Graflex Advertising in LIFE Magazine

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me these historic ads for the famous Graflex cameras used by Photo-jouralists back in the 1920s through 1950s. Both LIFE ads are from two August 1945 issues. By the time these issues were printed, the War … Continue reading

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Graflex Journal 2 16

Toronto. Bob Lansdale, editor of our journal, Photographic Canadiana, just sent me this delightful issue of Ken Metcalf’s excellent publication, Graflex Journal covering the Graflex cameras. The first two stories “Shooting the Big Bertha” by Geoffrey Berliner and “Mine is Bigger … Continue reading

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The Single Lens Reflex Camera

Toronto. The SLR concept is at least a century old now. The Graflex comes to mind. It was an ideal design for interchangeable lens cameras since one could view through the lens rather than needing a separate viewfinder for each … Continue reading

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Graflex Historic Quarterly 19-2

Toronto. This is the latest issue of Ken Metcalf’s newsletter, Graflex Historic Quarterly 19-2. Click here or on the icon above and enjoy this newsletter devoted to these grand old cameras long used by the newspaper photographers of the day. … Continue reading

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Graflex Historic Quarterly 19-1

Toronto. Our friend Ken Metcalf edits the quarterly newsletter for the Graflex Historic Society out on the west coast of the USA. You may remember seeing newspaper photographers of the past century using these magnificent big cameras to capture photos … Continue reading

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