Tag Archives: stereo

stereo on a shoestring

Toronto. In the early 1950s when the American camera industry was trying to retain the momentum it gained during the war, stereo gained its periodic rise in popularity once again. One company that used the rise in stereo was the … Continue reading

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1956 and stereo is rising again

Toronto. In the 1950s, stereo made one of its periodic rises to the conscious mind of the common man. Books. cameras, attachments and movies touted the impressive 3D imagery. I remember seeing a 3D movie one Sunday starring Vincent Price … Continue reading

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The Big One – May 27, 2018

Toronto. The fair you have been waiting for! This year’s spring PHSC Photographica-Fair is set for May 27, 2018! Free parking , tasty pirogies, lots of dealers, A great time to add to your collectible or usable gear. Bring in … Continue reading

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double your pleasure …

Toronto. Fellow member George Dunbar came up with this period advertisement for the Iloca Stereo camera (version 1) from a January 1951 Popular Photography magazine ad.  You may be more familiar with one of the camera’s aliases, the Realist, or … Continue reading

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PHSC News Issue 16-11, April 2017

Toronto. Editor Sonja Pushchak has sent out another delightful issue of our email newsletter – keeping in mind the sprit of April First… This 11 page issue covers a number of thought provoking topics and ideas. Click on the icon … Continue reading

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Pictures for an Auction March 19, 2017

Toronto. The latest PHSC auction will take place this month. These are some of the items to be auctioned (shown here on our web site – click the small icon that comes up to see the slide show and then click on any … Continue reading

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PHSC Image Show Fall 2016

Toronto. In spite of its small size, the latest image show held by the PHSC was a success. While the admissions numbered about 100, they were more than enough for the small room allocated to us by the A&L club. … Continue reading

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A Modern Day Stereoscope?

Toronto. In a post the other day, George  Dunbar asked whether the Google Cardboard was the new modern-day stereoscope. We saw the Google Cardboard gadget back in February when Marissa Frosst demoed it at Ryerson. Your smartphone is used as … Continue reading

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Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR)

Toronto. You may think this topic is a bit odd for the PHSC, but consider stereographs. They were a form of AR/VR well over a century ago! And think of our recent road trip down to Ryerson University’s DME Lab … Continue reading

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View-Master Stereo Camera Ad

Toronto. My friend George Dunbar sent me an email the other day showing over a dozen magazine ads from mid last century. The magazines of that era had many small illustrated want-ad size listings, often for ways to get rich … Continue reading

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