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photography & immigration

Toronto. Vincenzo Petropaolo, author, photographer, PHSC member and PHSC speaker has been invited by the North Toronto Historical Society and the Northern District Library to give the above presentation beginning at 7:30 pm this coming April 24th, at the TPL … Continue reading

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we are old

Toronto In 1925, when this photograph was taken, photography was less than a century  old. Fredrick Brigden and his wife had emigrated here in the 1870s from England. He was an engraver by trade and established a small engraving firm here … Continue reading

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“… you must have a fantastic camera …”

Toronto. This quote, attributed to Sam Haskins, must be one of the worst compliments ever given to a photographer! Stripped of its bells and whistles, a camera is just a black box that holds the sensitive media (film, sensor) the right … Continue reading

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Toronto’s Vintage Show March 2 & 3 2019

Toronto. The Toronto Vintage Show is held in the Enercare Centre building at the CNE grounds the 2nd and 3rd of March. While the offerings are quite eclectic vintage items, you may find an old book, a magazine, a camera … Continue reading

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for the birds

Toronto. 1926 was an exciting year in our city. Amongst other things, Charlie Millar, a wealthy Torontonian died and left a very unusual will. Charlie was well known as a practical joker, and his will contained a few of his … Continue reading

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dix ans de Passion

Toronto. To celebrate its first decade as a gallery, Galerie GADCOLLECTION in Paris, France, is posting a series of works for exhibition and sale this month from September 4th to October 2nd. Details are posted here on its website. You … Continue reading

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those were the days, my friend …

Toronto. we thought they would never end … The song brings back memories … The smell of developer, of short stop, of fixer. Days when every shot counted. Huge studio cameras produced material for print advertisements in newspapers and magazines of … Continue reading

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Tash meets LBP & Co in the 1960s.

Toronto. The well documented Canadian photographer Roy Tash visited Ottawa to record the illustrious, Nobel-prize winning Prime Minister Lester B Pearson and his cabinet. Pearson managed  to get our Canadian flag authorized in spite of the endless debates by the … Continue reading

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exhibition of “Skins” by Manolo Chretien of France

Toronto. I often post the latest exhibition in the Galerie GADCOLLECTION in Paris, France. This time the Galerie is featuring Manolo Chrétien from July 5 through 31st. The gallery writes in part, “In his Aero series Manolo CHRÉTIEN puts sky on honor. … Continue reading

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in my merry automobile …

Toronto. We had many home grown automobiles like the McLaughlin in Oshawa, the Tudhope in Orillia, the Whippet, etc. Some like the Brooks Steamer had American roots long before the auto pact or NAFTA. All are gone now or absorbed … Continue reading

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