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PHSC News for June 2020

Toronto. My, it’s June 2020 already and the infamous COVID-19 pandemic is in decline (or is it waiting to re-emerge even deadlier this winter, like the 1918 Spanish Flu did in late 1918 and early 1919?). Meantime, our editor extraordinaire, … Continue reading

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trifecta

Toronto. Our third executive meeting was held last evening (Wednesday) via ZOOM and co-ordinated by Celio (great work!). The PHSC will continue using ZOOM at least until the pandemic restrictions are lifted. The telephone symbols show two members of the … Continue reading

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76 trombones in the big parade

Toronto. That’s what professor Harold Hill said in the Music Man play of 1957-1960s. And today we in the PHSC host a very special event too! For the very first time, an issue of Photographic Canadiana is being sent to … Continue reading

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once a century is enough!

Toronto. In 1918 the world suffered a pandemic called the Spanish Flu of 1918. It lasted into 1920 and proved to be very contagious and very deadly. Here we are, a century later, and the world is hit by another influenza-like … Continue reading

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gotta Can(n)on?

Toronto. At the rate of closures, we should be able to shoot a cannon down the streets without harm to life or limb… Both our auction and our March Toronto meeting have fallen victim to COVID-19. Stay posted for any … Continue reading

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Dr Mike goes to Washington

Toronto. My friend George Dunbar sent me a note the other day saying one of our past presidents, Dr Mike Robinson, was visiting the Smithsonian to demonstrate modern day daguerreotype portraits. Mike makes such collectible images here in his Century … Continue reading

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March CAMERAMA Cancelled

Toronto.  Back on  this past Monday, March 9th, I announced Gary’s latest CAMERAMA show. Sadly Gary was forced to cancel the show today when his venue, the Edward Hotel decided to go proactive and cancel all events for now. Gary … Continue reading

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photography for squares

Toronto. From the beginning of photography prints were either landscape or portrait (i.e. rectangular). A full-plate was 8.5 x 6.5 inches. Then in the 1930s along came the famous Rollei twin lens reflex (TLR) with one viewing lens and one … Continue reading

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… deja vu all over again.

Toronto. Exclaimed Yogi Berra, the NY Yankees’ master of mangled metaphors. He may have been referring to our auctions – or the lot with the box of stereo viewers (every collection needs at least one Holmes Stereo Viewer). If your collection … Continue reading

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springtime in Alaska

Toronto. In the late 1950s I worked in Labrador and at a Christmas concert in Schefferville, Quebec. Some of the girls sang this song which Johnny Cash recorded in 1965. This tune came to mind when my friend Harold Staats … Continue reading

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