Tag Archives: LIFE

Brave New World

Toronto. As a  youngster I can remember the early August 1945 newspapers headlining that America had dropped an atomic bomb on Japan. We read in awe about the devastation of Hiroshima, amazed that one small bomb could wreak such damage … Continue reading

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An amateur assistant indeed

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me this delightful picture from the May 27, 1946 edition of LIFE Magazine (page 38). The photograph shows Lord Halifax (Edward Wood), ambassador to the USA pressed into service as an assistant to a photographer capturing … Continue reading

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GE Exposure Meter Ad in Late 1945

Toronto. The advertisement for the GE exposure meter DW-28 in LIFE (Dec 17, 1945) was the third of three ads sent to me the other day by George Dunbar. In late February I did a series of posts on determining … Continue reading

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Bell & Howell Filmo Movie Camera Ad

Toronto. I mentioned yesterday that the colour ads in late 1945 magazines were actually drawings. This is an example using the then well known Bell & Howell Filmo camera. This ad was printed in the October 29, 1945 issue of … Continue reading

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American War Photographers in LIFE Magazine

Toronto. My thanks to George Dunbar for this link to the November 5, 1945 issue of LIFE magazine. The November 5th issue featured a photo essay on the American war photographers with a photograph they took accompanied by a small portrait. … 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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LIFE Magazine predictions in fall 1945

Toronto. My friend George Dunbar sent me an email the other day with a link to LIFE Magazine’s September 10. 1945 issue. On page 112 the magazine predicts future cameras, lenses, and sensitive media such as we consider common place … 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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An eye with a Brain!

Toronto. I remember LIFE magazine as a Saturday afternoon read in the barbershop as I waited for my turn under Nelson MaGee’s sharp scissors and clippers. It was founded in 1883 as an American version of England’s Punch. The version most … Continue reading

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Old Photo Oriented Magazines

Toronto. George Dunbar often discovers interesting web sites. When they pertain to photography, I receive an email which was the case two days ago. George came across the site “Slightly Out of Focus“.  This site is a book store specializing … Continue reading

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