Tag Archives: WW2

scooping the war

Toronto. A few days back George Dunbar dropped me an email about an  article in the magazine/website Canada’s History called “Scooping the War“. Those of us who are old enough or who were blessed as news photographers know full well … Continue reading

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two female Canadian war photographers

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me a note the other day celebrating two Canadians who photographed part of the second world war in Europe. Jenny Whitehead was a  leading WREN in the Canadian Navy while Irene Lockwood was a corporal in … Continue reading

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David Douglas Duncan 1916 – 2018

Toronto. George Dunbar dropped me a line the other day noting that the Guardian had announced the death of the famous American war photo-journalist David Douglas Duncan in France were he had lived since the 1960s. Duncan was one of last of … Continue reading

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Lest we forget …

Toronto. The Globe and Mail on Friday the 10th featured this wonderful portrait of WW2 photographer Jack Ford taken in colour by Fred Lum. In the centre of section A, on crisp clay paper, are examples of Jack Ford’s work … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana 43-2

Toronto. We did the address covers and the printing at the top of this Labour Day weekend. Your copy will be in the mail shortly – if you are a member! Not a member yet? No problem. There is a … Continue reading

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Robot Bomb Hit taken by Graflex Camera

Toronto. My friend George Dunbar enjoys browsing the web in search of photographic memorabilia. He recently discovered this Popular Photography for May, 1945 advertisement for a Speed-Graphic. The camera caught the effect of a V1 buzz bomb or doodlebug on a building … Continue reading

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American War Photographers in LIFE Magazine

Toronto. My thanks to George Dunbar for this link to the November 5, 1945 issue of LIFE magazine. The November 5th issue featured a photo essay on the American war photographers with a photograph they took accompanied by a small portrait. … Continue reading

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Undeveloped WW2 Film Discovered

Toronto. My friend, PHSC member, photographer, and fair exhibitor, Harold Staats, sent me an email the end of last month with a link to a YouTube video describing the latest rescued film project – a whopping 31 rolls of 616 … Continue reading

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Graflex Advertising in LIFE Magazine

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me these historic ads for the famous Graflex cameras used by Photo-jouralists back in the 1920s through 1950s. Both LIFE ads are from two August 1945 issues. By the time these issues were printed, the War … Continue reading

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Remember the Japanese Internment in WW2?

Toronto. During the second world war (WW2) after Hong Kong and Pearl Harbour were  attacked and Japan entered the war on the side of Germany, Many Asian Canadian and American families on the west coast were relocated inland. A deadline … Continue reading

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