Monthly Archives: May 2018

Bourke-White flogs RCA Projection-TV in 1949

Toronto. After the war ended in 1945, our main source of information remained newspapers and radio. No TV, no internet, Nada. We played board games, bought magazines, and read books. The exciting thing was the imminent arrival of TV in … Continue reading

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embrace the negative

Toronto. Yesterday in “tools of the trade” I commented on darkroom needs for film. To my delight, Saturday morning’s Globe featured an article on discovering the virtues of film and chemistry once again. The article by Kate Taylor “introduces her son … Continue reading

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tools of the trade

Toronto. In  this era of digital photography we need a computer and printer (and what house doesn’t  have at least one of each) to “process” and print the digital images. Not so in the recently departed film era. The film … Continue reading

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photographs of those at work

Toronto. For some reason old photos tend to be portraits, landscapes, family or other events but rarely work tools and activities. The photo at left of Bell Telephone Company operators in Owen Sound Ontario is an exception. It shows the … Continue reading

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Dundas Street and the Queen’s Rangers

Toronto. Joy Cohnstaedt of Lambton House announced the other day that “LCol Phil Halton, CD of the Queens’s York Rangers” will speak at their Thursday, June 14th, meeting on “Dundas Street and the Queen’s Rangers”. Lambton House is at 4066 … Continue reading

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of cameras and kings

Toronto. Over a century ago, in 1872, “Lewis Carroll” (an amateur photographer, too)  wrote a poem called The Walrus and The Carpenter which includes these lines: “The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes–and … Continue reading

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film and cinema in East Toronto and the Beach

Toronto. Les Jones reminded me that the well known film historian and newspaper columnist Bernie Fletcher will be speaking tonight at the Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St East, at 7 pm. Anyone who has lived in this city remembers the … Continue reading

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the Noronic disaster of 1949

Toronto. In 1913, the CSL commissioned a new passenger ship, the SS Noronic. The ship was built in Port Arthur, Ontario (now Thunder Bay) at the lakehead (western shore of Lake Superior in Canada). On a fateful day in September … Continue reading

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PHSC News 18-1 for May 2018

Toronto. As we come to the start of this fiscal year, News editor Sonja Pushchak has released the first of this year’s tasty pdf newsletters.  The front page is titled Fit Necessity – replacing the strenuous jobs of over a … Continue reading

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The Taking of Niagara: Photography at the Falls

Toronto. PHSC Meeting, Wed, May 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm In the BURGUNDY ROOM of the Memorial Hall The Taking of Niagara – Dr Tony Bannon “Quite possibly the most photographed site in history, The Falls is a wonder of … Continue reading

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