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THA this Saturday with Wendy Smith

Toronto. This Saturday, October 19th, 2019 the Toronto Historical Association (THA) will host a talk on old Toronto by Historian Wendy Smith at Campbell House on the north west corner of Queen and University. Please RSVP at info@torontohistory.net to be … Continue reading

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a model photographer

Toronto. The Globe Thursday announced the death Tuesday of photographer Peter Lindbergh at 74. The Globe published an obituary carried by the New York Times News Service.  He was remembered by the Duchess of Sussex with this rare personal photo. … Continue reading

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le magasin des Galeries Lafayette de Paris en 1912

Toronto. What a wonderful use of photography – and architecture! A 1912 photograph shows how the Lafayette Galaries (retail department store) used natural lighting at their flagship store in Paris with this beautiful dome. The new store opened in 1912. … Continue reading

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you’ve come a long way!

Toronto. Most of the title was the motto of Benson and Hedges’ new (1960s) brand of cigarettes “Virginia Slims“. By the 1960s cigarettes were at their height of fashion and popularity but clouds were on the horizon. A key demographic … Continue reading

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photography & immigration

Toronto. Vincenzo Petropaolo, author, photographer, PHSC member and PHSC speaker has been invited by the North Toronto Historical Society and the Northern District Library to give the above presentation beginning at 7:30 pm this coming April 24th, at the TPL … Continue reading

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we are old

Toronto In 1925, when this photograph was taken, photography was less than a century  old. Fredrick Brigden and his wife had emigrated here in the 1870s from England. He was an engraver by trade and established a small engraving firm here … Continue reading

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words, words, words

Toronto. I put our first website online over two decades ago on April, 1996. A few years ago, in 2006 or 7, I began an investigation of means to simplify maintenance and updates to our web site so it would … Continue reading

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an Antique market for all

Toronto. Every Sunday, the city hosts a Sunday antique market at 125 The Esplanade from 7 am to 5 pm. Check out their website here for more details or give the folks a call at 416-410-1310. One of our members, … Continue reading

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Photo News Spring 2019

Toronto. As I opened the Globe last Wednesday at breakfast, to my delight the latest issue of Photo News appeared! This Spring 2019 issue features a ton of animal shots as it specializes on Safaris. One equipment article however, caught … Continue reading

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photography periodicals

Toronto. In July of last year I posted an article on camera magazines. This article glossed over commercial and society magazine while touching on the BJP and manufacturer specific publications. This time out we look at commercial, collectors, and society … Continue reading

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