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arcades a century ago

Toronto. Arcades were the malls of yesteryear. Here in the big smoke I remember the Colonade on Bloor and the Arcade near the bottom of Yonge on the east side. This photo is the Arcade in Cleveland c 1901. It … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day Y’all

Toronto. What a great day to celebrate! On this day in 1867, our country took on a life of its own. And we owe it all to our dear friensd to the south, The American civil war of the 1860s … Continue reading

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it’s in the cards

Toronto. Over a century ago, before movies, radio, television, computers, and smart phones, a key source of education and entertainment was the stereo card.  These slightly curved bits of cardboard held two photos (usually taken at slightly different angles, although … Continue reading

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we have a winner!

Toronto. PhotoEd editor Rita Godlevskis sent me this bulletin the other day. In it she announces the winners of her “The Look West” photo challenge. First prize goes to Julie Vincent of Calgary for the portrait shown at left. Rita … Continue reading

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have camera, will travel

Toronto. The dirty ’30s! What a terrible time. What a wonderful time. Itinerant photographers, known since the beginning of the art, roamed the streets searching for a buck. Many had just a camera plus a pony and assistant for a … Continue reading

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village people

Toronto. Ever hear of the Chautauqua movement? I didn’t either! It was an American organization that expanded into Ontario at Niagara-on-the-Lake. George Dunbar wrote, “A friend sent me this link to the history of Chautauqua, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Some interesting old photographs here. To … Continue reading

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taking a bite in the big apple

Toronto. This photo was taken in 1932 by an unknown photographer,  It shows a bunch of skyscraper workers sitting out in space along a girder as they eat lunch high above NYC at a time when many skyscrapers were being … Continue reading

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snap, snap. snap, snapshot

Toronto. Post World War 2, American photography companies worked hard to capture a segment of the amateur photography market. The most popular strategies were flash (for night and indoor shots), Colour (for realism), fast results (seeing how a shot turned … Continue reading

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stoned

Toronto. Stonehenge, that ancient rock pile in south England was and is a mystery. The stones align to let through the sun on the summer and winter solstice (longest and shortest day each year). This month, the BBC news for … Continue reading

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Annual Show and Tell meeting Dec 18, 2019

Toronto.As we quickly push on to Christmas and the holidays, its our annual Show and Tell session. Our Toronto meeting date is December 18th this month. Click on the poster at left for details. (Thanks to Sonja for this delightful … Continue reading

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