Tag Archives: Kodak

even stocking stuffers!

Toronto. George Dunbar is having a great time researching magazines sold well over a half century ago. Looking at them, it is easy to see ads and articles for things familiar to me and George (and some others too) back … Continue reading

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sliding into focus

Toronto. As we casually view the colour images on front of our smartphones, we may forget the long torturous route taken from crude monochrome glass slides projected on a sheet or screen in a darkened room to 35mm or 2×2 … Continue reading

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Kodak Canada down at the RIC

Toronto. Our January 2019 meeting was a week later – 4th Wednesday – a couple of hours earlier – 6:00 pm – with no tables or chairs. Wayne was tied up so Clint generously drove Bob Lansdale and me to the … Continue reading

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blossoms without petals

Toronto. I am truly blessed having so many post ideas sent to me. This one came in Thursday from Goldie. In November 1954, two manufacturers took out ads in LIFE magazine but neither company used cameras in their ad. On … Continue reading

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a wicked source of information

Toronto. Have you ever wondered where you could find photographic chemicals information on one site? One long time member suggests you look here on wikipedia. The illustration is for ELON, Kodak’s brand name for Metol developer. As a kid I … Continue reading

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soupe du jour

Toronto. Post war everyone had catching up to do. Wages, telephones, cars, home appliances, televisions and cameras.  In the 1950s the next big thing was home movies. Kodak and its competitors sold 8mm film in both black and white and … Continue reading

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Sarah and George

Toronto. It was spring, 1954 and I was in what would become my last year of formal school for a decade. In its April 26, 1954 issue,  LIFE magazine offered two stimulating articles for photographers and photo-historians. The portrait of … Continue reading

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when home movies were analogue

Toronto. Before fancy digital cameras and smartphones became common place, photography needed film. To address the blossoming interest in home movies (and to sell the special movie film) camera companies offered special movie cameras that accepted the tiny reels of 16mm … Continue reading

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all that glitters

Toronto. Kodak was fond of using medals for various reasons, so we saw nothing unusual when a LIFE ad the spring of 1953  (pp68-69) used such a medallion to announce the 65th anniversary show of Kodak snapshot cameras (the first … Continue reading

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Ansco camera ad in 1953

Toronto. Ah! Ansco. This ad appeared in 1953, about 25 years before Ansco became GAF (it was a subsidiary of GAF since 1939).  Never strong up here, one bought Ansco to avoid the leader of good inexpensive cameras – Kodak. … Continue reading

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