Tag Archives: history

Remember the Polaroid Cameras?

Toronto. Edwin Land first offered the Polaroid Land “picture in a minute” Camera after WW2, a time when it took a week for the average person to receive prints from his photographs. I gave my dad a Polaroid in the … Continue reading

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The Virtual Reference Library

Toronto. I heard on the television news last night that one victim of the Wynne government’s success in “balancing the budget” was the Toronto Public Library (TPL). Funding was arbitrarily cut and the TPL seems unable to accommodate such a … Continue reading

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Photography Show – Arts & Letters Club Sunday

Toronto. Les Jones sent me an email on Thursday offering an invitation to view the Photography Show at the Arts & Letters Club this Sunday, April 30th from 1 – 4 pm. The show will run from April 30th through … Continue reading

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Canadian Historical Photographs

Toronto. George Dunbar dropped me an email the first of the week. George says, “A wonderful collection of historical photographs can be viewed at the Mahone Bay Museum (Nova Scotia) and web site” And it is indeed a wonderful site. … Continue reading

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Photographic Publishing in Canada – Review

Our March speaker, Norm Rosen, spoke on the status of photographic magazine publishing today in Canada. Norm is the current editor of Photo News. He spoke with great enthusiasm about the business of publishing photography magazines in Canada. Norm graduated … Continue reading

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Soviet Photo Magazine Online

Toronto. Russ Forfar, one of our speakers this year, a long time member of the PHSC and a frequent table holder at our fairs, sent me an interesting email late last month on a Russian Photography magazine. The Open Culture … Continue reading

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Review of Kodak Canada presentation last February

Toronto. I wrote the following review of our Toronto meeting last February when Alison Skyrme presented her overview of Kodak Canada and some other items in the Ryerson University Archives (Love that Kodak). In spite of the sniffles season and … 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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Fading slowly in the Fading Light

Toronto. Those of us who feel sympathetic towards  the history of people – and places – lament the transformation of an old city into a modern metropolis. In the summer of 1980, I worked at Bloor and Yonge making it a … Continue reading

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Canada and the Great War 1916

Toronto. Lampton House in the west end of Toronto is hosting a talk by John Beram called “Canada and the Great War 1916” on November 10, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. My thanks to Ms Joy Cohnstaedt of the Heritage York group.

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