Monthly Archives: September 2016

Das Boot, Das Leica

Toronto. I saw the film Das Boot in the Kingsway Theatre on Bloor in the west end of Toronto. Kingsway was by then a revival theatre. The building was musty and damp, fitting for this movie.  In March of 1983, … Continue reading

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Everything Old is New Again II

Toronto. The PHSC is undergoing a revitalization: A downtown Image Show, a redesigned programme for our Toronto meetings,  a revised PC journal, and (coming soon) a revitalized pdf newsletter…. Thanks to Rita Godlevskis (via Felix Russo and PhotoEd) and Bob … Continue reading

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Everything Old is New Again

Toronto. George Dunbar reminded me that the TPHS newsletter put out a few months back by our friends in Rochester mentioned this interesting site. The Fojo Shop has a new version of an enlarger, easel, app, darkroom light, and supplies. … Continue reading

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Shades of Polaroid!

Toronto. Lomography has initiated a Kickstarter program funding their new camera, the sophisticated Lomo’Instant Automat which uses Fuji instant FILM in a retro camera promoted to give wings to the user’s creative juices. Katherine Phipps of Lomography sent me an … Continue reading

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PHSC Image Show this Fall

Toronto. PHSC VP Ashley Cook is coordinating our Image Show this fall (November 27th) at the Arts & Letters club, 14 Elm street in Downtown Toronto. Ashley writes: “The PHSC Image Show is BACK on Sunday, November the 27th! Join … Continue reading

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A Few Musings by George Dunbar

Toronto. My friend George Dunbar sent me a note after he visited this year’s CNE. His observations fit in with the posts I have been making over the last while – often based on material George himself provided. He muses here … Continue reading

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Saving Digital Images to Print

Toronto. Many genealogists like me have been thrilled to track down and identify photographs. I have many going back to 1900. My dad used a Kodak Junior Six-20 he bought in the 1930s so I have pictures of my early … Continue reading

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A Source of Sharp Old Prints

Toronto. PHSC member and regular contributor to our web site, Sarah Shrigley, sent me an interesting email back in early July. Included in the email were many century old prints of American scenes, all quite sharp. While I cannot show her … Continue reading

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PHSC Monthly Presentations for balance of 2016

Toronto. We welcome the return of author and sports photographer  Les Jones as our Programs Co-ordinator. This Les’s second round in programs. His tenures have been marked by the variety of speakers he has chosen and the organization of the … Continue reading

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The Race to Save Films We Love

Toronto. My friend George Dunbar dropped me a note late last month about this NY Times article with the above title. The article discusses a number of movies from the 1930s and their critiques of the time. The article notes … Continue reading

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