Tag Archives: stereo

stereo, stereo, everywhere

Toronto. In the mid 1950s stereo was popular again. Graphic, to find a niche, set its marketeers loose. The high end camera spot was taken by the pricy Realist so the marketing folk at Graphic aimed at the low end … Continue reading

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stereo goes to war

Toronto. During the war, aircraft would routinely pass over enemy territory using cameras such as this beast (used by the late George Hunter long after the war) to take long runs of photographs. Stereo uses two images at slightly different … Continue reading

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seeing double – again

Toronto. Stereo seems to wax and wan in popularity. Around the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, stereo was very popular – the television and movies of the day. It disappeared and shot to popularity once … Continue reading

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the charm of 3D for kids

Toronto. My wife had a View-Master and light source and reels when she was little down in New Toronto. A few years later this ad appeared on page 58 of the January 17th, 1955 issue of LIFE magazine. The charm … Continue reading

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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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