Tag Archives: Kodak

Shanebrook on Kodak Film

Toronto. November 15, 2017 PHSC Meeting Robert Shanebrook: Making Kodak Film in 2003 We received a note from Mr Shanebrook offering his book at a special price. Click on Continue reading below for details.

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double, double, toil and trouble…

Toronto. As Shakspeare’s girls say while making bat-wing soup in Macbeth. I bought this delightful little book by Kodak in January, 1960 for $1.25 – and no tax. I was busy absorbing all I could about the complexities of developing and … Continue reading

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A drum you can’t beat

Toronto. Yesterday I mentioned some darkroom stuff being auctioned this November. One of the items is a dark plastic tube with odd end caps. In the 1970s, colour chemistry was both expensive and short lived. The amateur photographer of the … Continue reading

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Photography and Stamps

Toronto. George Dunbar has searched out some more vintage camera ads including one on how we once printed sheets of postage stamps. Do you remember when stamps were made from famous art or photos? This has been going on for … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Colour

Toronto. Once monochrome images were successfully captured by Daguerre and Fox Talbot and announced in January 1839, the holy grail of photography became capturing life in full colour. Beyond experimental processes, and hand colouring, this goal wasn’t reached as a … Continue reading

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Kodak Medalist Camera in 1940s

Toronto. George Dunbar emailed me more old ads the other day. This one is from the recently expired Popular Photography back in March 1944. At the time, camera design in the USA reached its peak with examples like this massive, leaf … Continue reading

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Camera Crazy by Salyers and Poole 2014

Toronto. Many camera collectors specialize: some with German 35mm; some with Japanese cameras; some with milestone versions; and so on. There are even a few who collect toy cameras of all things! My good friend John Linsky picked up this … 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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Cameras in Use

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me an email with a few images showing various photographs of cameras in use. Over the years, I have collected a few images. Almost all are portraits or family groups. Taking photographs of workers in action … Continue reading

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Film is Making a Comeback

Toronto. My thanks to Russ Forfar, one of our speakers this month. Russ emailed me a link to this Time Magazine article by Olivier Laurent on the state of film in today’s largely digital world. It is a timely article as we … Continue reading

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