Monthly Archives: October 2014

Newsletter 14-5

Toronto. The night before he left for the latest TPHS symposium in Rochester, editor David Bridge sent me this latest PHSC Newsletter. The newsletter introduces Ms Ronit Novak, our speaker for this month whose topic is Historic and Contemporary Ambrotypes. … Continue reading

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Where Photography and Microscopy once met

Europe/UK. 1839 – what an amazing year. It started with a bang when not one but two revolutionary photographic processes were formally announced… and the race was on to make the fabulous new art faster and better. Optical houses began … Continue reading

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Daguerreian Symposium Photographs

Toronto. PHSC Editor Bob Lansdale sent this link to the pictures taken at the Daguerreian Symposium  held in Austin Texas in late September this year. Bob wears many hats in the world of Photographic History, including official photographer of the … Continue reading

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Eastman House exhibit documents the end of film

Rochester, NY. This article in the Democrat and Chronicle newspaper of Rochester NY covers the exhibit of Robert Burley‘s photographs which are part of “The Disappearance of Darkness — Photography at the End of the Analog Era.” The photographs are on … Continue reading

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Mysterious Developments

Toronto. One winter in the early 1960s, the brother of a buddy’s girl friend had the misfortune to lose his car through the ice in Kempenfeldt Bay, Barrie. Weeks later, my buddy called me to see what I could do … Continue reading

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Library? What Library?

Toronto. Did you know the PHSC has a library? No? Well it is in the North York Public Library basement – where we hold our monthly meetings. Our current librarian is Oscar Li, who hails from China. He is a very … Continue reading

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