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Charlie and the Essanay movie studio in Chicago.

Toronto. The year was 1915. A young actor called Charlie Chaplin spend a few months in the windy city. While there, he recorded a silent movie at the famous Chicago studio named Essanay for its two founders. Thanks to the … Continue reading

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made in Chicago

Toronto. One of the most famous names in movies was Bell & Howell who made cameras and projectors  in the windy city. The history of the company, once famous as the premier maker of movie cameras for Hollywood, is featured … Continue reading

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Another – more colourful – Louis

Toronto. The most popular modern day photographic techniques rely on the tri-colour vision of humans. Using only three colours in various strengths the entire visible spectrum can be seen by the human eye. There were are basic techniques, so called … Continue reading

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Cameras by Brian Coe

Toronto. After writing a number of books on aspects of photographic history, the late Brian Coe of the Kodak Museum in England wrote a delightful book on the history of photography from Daguerreotypes to Instant Pictures. His unique style was … Continue reading

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Photographic paper – crafted paper cameras

Toronto. Lee Ji-hee is a paper artist. His creations range from life-sized paper dogs to mouthwatering paper food! On a visit to Seoul and the Korea Camera Museum, Ji-hee fell in love with the antique cameras on display and decided … Continue reading

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Canadian Historical Photographs

Toronto. George Dunbar dropped me an email the first of the week. George says, “A wonderful collection of historical photographs can be viewed at the Mahone Bay Museum (Nova Scotia) and web site“ And it is indeed a wonderful site. … Continue reading

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Sit, Pose, Snap. – Brisbane Portrait Photography 1850 – 1950

Toronto. PHSC member Marcel Safier of Australia has a  part of his collection on exhibit at the Museum of Brisbane. The exhibit, called “Sit, Pose, Snap” covers the Brisbane portraits business over the century of 1850 – 1950. The exhibit runs from March 24th … Continue reading

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Daguerreian Society NYC Tours

Toronto. The Daguerreian Society is arranging two NYC tours this October 19th and 23rd coincident with their annual Conference. Click here or on the icon to see the tour times, dates, and details.

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Kodak #9 on the Move

Toronto. Last weekend saw the last remaining building at the old Kodak Heights carefully moved a couple of hundred feet to allow Metrolinx to build a new foundation. CBC also showed the move which used special electrical trucks and wheels … Continue reading

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PHSC’s Three for Spring Bookmark

Toronto. Journal editor Bob Lansdale came up with a bookmark to remind everyone of the speakers onboard for this spring. Each speaker will be at our Toronto meeting held the third Wednesday of each month. Click the icon at left … Continue reading

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