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Joseph Tyrrell, gold miners and dinosaurs

Toronto. My friend Goldie was wandering around the Fisher Rare Book Library on the U of T campus when he discovered photos of the Dawson Creek area around 1898-1901 (during the gold rush). The photos were taken by Joseph Burr … Continue reading

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Myseum

Toronto. Most of us who live here know the ROM – Royal Ontario Museum on the corner of Avenue Road and Bloor, in easy reach of U of T students (and the rest of us by subway). But I wonder … Continue reading

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digitization approaches to photographic albums

Toronto. PHSC Meeting, Wed, Nov 21 2018 at 7:00 pm In the BURGUNDY ROOM of the Memorial Hall  Digitization Approaches to Photographic Albums – Daphne Yuen Daphne has explored the relationship between photography and object materiality as a central theme … Continue reading

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the Rexo – an old option to Kodak

Toronto. Before Kodak became the “Great Yellow Father“, it had serious competitors in the camera department. One such option was the Burke & James Rexo camera. Eastman was aggressive in eradicating competition, but B&J managed to stay afloat. I came … Continue reading

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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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