Tag Archives: Kodak

those wonderful old Graflex cameras of yesteryear

Toronto. what a great year! 1922. And Folmer and Schwing, a Kodak division at the time, advertised in Vanity Fair with this attractive portrait of a little girl. Charming portrait. Charming camera. The Folmer & Schwing company had a complicated … Continue reading

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in the land of the blind …

Toronto. … the one eyed man is king. Have you ever noticed that consumer goods ape each other using the most popular technical advances? Radios, televisions, smart phones, computers, even cars all embrace and promote the latest whiz bang idea. … Continue reading

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pro baseball expert says …

Toronto. There is an old truism that an expert in one field is no expert in another.  That didn’t stop professional baseball player Mickey Mantle from touting Kodacolor and his Brownie as able to take professional photographs without practice… You … Continue reading

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Rochester Library Website

Toronto. My good friend Werner Drechsel pointed out the interesting “Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County” website. On it is a Kodak 1906 catalogue in pdf format which  makes a great read and research tool.  Have a peek at it. … Continue reading

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the great yellow father

Toronto.  In the early to mid last century Kodak was the pre-eminent name in photography. The company was known world-wide. Retailers featured Kodak film, paper, and if not exclusively camera shops, Kodak cameras and gift kits. Kodak offered every imaginable … Continue reading

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what the heck is a Darb?

Toronto. In 1957, Polaroid tried a new means and a new medium to show how easy their system was to use. At the time Steve Allen was popular on evening American TV (competing for audience with Ed Sullivan). A demo … Continue reading

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time after time

Toronto. Back around 1960, I built my first darkroom. After an enlarger, my first purchase was a Gralab timer. This was when I first began developing and printing at home – high school and my time in Labrador and northern … Continue reading

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moon walk and photography

Toronto. 50 years ago this month man finallly escaped gravity and landed on the moon. Neil Armstrong was the first human to walk on our moon, He photographed his associate Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon. … Continue reading

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medical photography

Toronto. With media speed improvements, photography became a tool as well as an art. Many industries employed the technology to provide diagnosis, records, and text books. Nevertheless, one of the earliest examples was a daguerreotype taken in an operating theatre … Continue reading

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Hasselblad SWC

Toronto. A rare model of the  famous Hasselblad 2 1/4 square camera was auctioned off recently in a PHSC sponsored auction. The family firm with the famous Hasselblad name (F W Hasselblad & Co) was founded in 1841 and a … Continue reading

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