Tag Archives: LIFE

who needs Photoshop?

Toronto. George Dunbar has been very busy recently. He sent me this interesting news story recently. Here you can see how ¬†various newspapers interpreted a sighting of a comet back in late 1947 in Australia. Just click on the icon … Continue reading

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those were the days

Toronto. Think about times past. Home movies. 8mm movie film. My father-in-law took home movies with a Brownie movie camera, not the competitor Revere cameras. Revere too used 8mm film sold in a 16mm configuration. You loaded the roll in … Continue reading

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Ansco color ad 1947

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me this November 10th, 1947 LIFE magazine ad on Ansco Color. In the late 1950s I chose Ansco (called Anscochrome by then) transparencies for the colour photographs I would take while on assignment in Labrador since … Continue reading

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Whittaker Micro 16 camera ad II

Toronto. Late last year (December 28th), I wrote an extensive article on the Micro 16 and its ad. When first released the camera’s use by police departments as a spy camera was touted. This ad sent to me by good … Continue reading

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Verichrome

Toronto. My thanks to George Dunbar for sourcing the delightful Kodak advertisement of May 1947 featured in the May 12th, 1947 issue of that magazine.(Click on the icon at left to see the ad in full.) When I was a … Continue reading

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Arriflex turrets build up post war

Toronto. My thanks to George Dunbar for this LIFE photograph in the February 1947 issue and his sharp eye that identified the turrets as those for the famous professional Arriflex cameras. The photograph shows the unintended problems caused by dividing … Continue reading

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Whittaker Micro 16 camera ad

Toronto. On my 25th birthday, my sister, gave me a copy of Cooper’s 1958 ULTRA-miniature photography book as a present, so when George Dunbar sent me a January 1947 LIFE ad for Whittaker’s Micro 16 camera, I tracked down the … Continue reading

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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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