Monthly Archives: February 2019

Al Gilbert 96

Toronto. My thanks to editor Bob Lansdale for his efforts to track down details of the late Al Gilbert. Al died early this year at the age of 96. Canada’s leading portrait photographer, his studio is in Toronto. Bob Lansdale … Continue reading

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Feb 21 2019 Auction in the Big Apple

Toronto. Swann Auction Galleries in NYC will be holding their latest Photographs: Art & Visual Culture auction on February 21, 2019 at 1:30 pm. The items can be viewed in person or online. Click the Photographs: link above to see … Continue reading

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our February 2019 PHSC News

Toronto. Another great newsletter has been wrapped up in a ribbon this week. Editor Pushchak has filled this issue with many delights. She begins with Broken Rules – the so called Motion Picture Production Code or MPPC that defined our … Continue reading

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let’s all go to the movies

Toronto. As giant screen 4k televisions and a plethora of other computer based screens proliferate, the noisy ad-filled movie house seems destined for the ash can of history – a novelty dragged out to show kids how we were in … Continue reading

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a Graphic in your future?

Toronto. Following on yesterday’s post, the Graflex gang also caught the Christmas spirit and recommended their gear as the perfect Christmas gift on page 17 in the December 6th issue of LIFE magazine. Besides their traditional big Pacemaker Graphic press … Continue reading

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even stocking stuffers!

Toronto. George Dunbar is having a great time researching magazines sold well over a half century ago. Looking at them, it is easy to see ads and articles for things familiar to me and George (and some others too) back … Continue reading

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the mail must go through

Toronto. In spite of the nasty weather, PHSC President Lewko (Clint) Hryhorijiw and journal editor Bob Lansdale lugged the sorted issues of Photographic Canadiana 44-4 to Gateway Postal Centre in Mississauga this morning. This issue is now finished and with … Continue reading

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a-sorting we will go

Toronto. Editor Lansdale called last night around 8 pm to ask for a hand to do the postal sort. Bob said this issue has been no end of problems and delays. I finished up at home and drove the few … Continue reading

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the charm of 3D for kids

Toronto. My wife had a View-Master and light source and reels when she was little down in New Toronto. A few years later this ad appeared on page 58 of the January 17th, 1955 issue of LIFE magazine. The charm … Continue reading

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Camerama March 3rd 2019

Toronto. My friend and fellow PHSC member Gary Perry emailed me Friday that his next Camerama show is the first Sunday in March. He had a good turnout last month so if you need to get some goodies drop in … Continue reading

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