Monthly Archives: December 2019

all that glitters…

Toronto. At the December meeting, Clint showed a second image after the Keystone Eye Comfort series. This image is an Ambrotype (c1850 – 60s) of a soldier. The image is hand coloured with tiny gilt trim on the buttons. A member … Continue reading

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a tribute to Boris

Toronto. Boris spoke with the PHSC at our March 2001 meeting. His book was underway when he died and his girls completed it. At our December meeting daughter Diana did a presentation on the book and Boris. She has a … Continue reading

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a sight for sore eyes

Toronto. In 1936, Keystone, the huge publisher and seller of stereo cards and viewers, embarked on some health oriented offerings including a special card series called Eye Comfort. This series came in a smart box with the stereo cards, a … Continue reading

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a Canadian collection

Toronto. At our December meeting, Mark Singer suggested ways to categorize camera collecting. Having a very wide range of interests, Mark focusses one one segment of still camera collecting: cameras made in Canada. He demonstrated this with an example of … Continue reading

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same old… same old…

Toronto. In the 1950s, Samoca cameras were sold in a variety of models – all very similar, so the saying was that SAMOCA stood for SAMe Old Camera. Thanks to Ed Warner at the December meeting for bringing a quartet … Continue reading

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another Argus model. Another Ad.

Toronto. Argus tried bravely to stay competitive in the amateur photography world in the face of both national and international competition. This particular model as advertised in the May 30, 1960 issue of LIFE was a less expensive version Autronic … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2019 All!

Toronto. Lots of snow. Green snow? Ho Ho Ho. Click on the birds to see the website I used.

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Toronto. This famous photographer was born in Germany and emigrated to the USA in 1935, prior to the second war to join LIFE magazine. He had already made a name in Europe before moving with his family to America. His … Continue reading

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Camerama Show Jan 19, 2020

Toronto. Do you have 2020 vision? Its Camerama time again on Jan 19th. Click on the little camera at left for a full size bookmark with directions. Been there before? Same location (Edward Hotel). Same parking. Get in for $7 … Continue reading

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PhotoEd Winter 2019

Toronto. Editor Rita Godlevskis told us about this coming issue last August along with free passes for members to a documentary. Check out this exciting issue’s articles and photos. The PHSC is represented with this ad on page 23. Check … Continue reading

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