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Lanterns Part B

Toronto. This special is titled, “ALL ABOUT LANTERN SLIDE PROJECTORS (PART B)”. It was sent out Friday to all current members with an email address. If you did NOT get a copy, please email me at info@phsc.ca and I will send you a copy after verification of your membership. Not YET a member? Grab your plastic and register via PayPal on the upper right of this page!

This is a reprint of a 1992 publication in California. The preamble inside the front cover states, “The advertisements and illustrations in this supplement originally appeared in The Photographist, number(s) 93/94, the journal of the Western Photographic Collectors Association (WPCA) in 1992. The WPCA was affiliated with the University of California Museum of Photography and stopped publishing circa 1996, going into dissolution in 2001. For the story of the history of the WPCA, see the article in Special Supplement Vol. 1 No. 1.

“In an effort to make this material available to collectors, historians and those interested in the history of photography, this content was digitized by the Photographic Historical Society of Canada (PHSC) and Milan Zahorcak from the U.S. in 2019 for distribution to PHSC members as a seven part series. Subsequent issues of the series, forthcoming in the following months, are shutters, posing chairs, flash lamps and two parts covering early enlargers. If you have any questions or would like higher resolution scans of any of the images, please contact the PHSC at info@phsc.ca.”

NB. The title of this post is a riff off a line from Robbie Robertson‘s song, “The Weight“. Robertson wrote the song in 1968 after he formed a group called simply, “The Band“.  I bought the first album by the Band called “Music from Big Pink” many years ago. At one point,  Robertson headlined concerts for Bob Dylan. Their final concert was in San Francisco, and was featured in a movie called, “The Last Waltz”. Robertson was born near Brampton and now lives here in Toronto. I saw him down at Indigo on Bloor a few years ago with Leonard Cohen. You can learn more from a documentary on the Band and Robertson featured recently by the CBC.

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