Tag Archives: glass plates

who the heck is Hurter?

Toronto. Ferd Hurter and Chuck Driffield worked together in England. They were known in glass plate and film days for the H&D Curve. In 1890, the two spent their spare time as amateur photographers. They gained recognition after publishing  a … Continue reading

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the case of the glassy-eyed collector …

Toronto. On a Sunday in mid March, the glassy-eyed collector staggered into a legion hall deep in the far SW corner of the big smoke. His bleary eyes cast around the room and to his amazement he saw that he … Continue reading

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Posters at an auction

Toronto. I used one of the few (only?) photographic posters under the hammer at Swann Galleries on August 2, 2017. The poster (Sale 2453, Lot 81) advertises glass plates by Jougla, or in French Plaques Jougla.  It translates to “Night … Continue reading

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Restoration of 165 year old photographs

Toronto. My friend and PHSC member George Dunbar continues to amaze me uncovering some fascinating sources of photographic history. In this case, a studio in Derby, England (just north of Birmingham in central England) is celebrating its first 150 years by … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana 41-4

Toronto. Editor Robert Lansdale’s latest issue hit the mail Monday last week. Members should see their copy shortly if not already. Not a Member? Just click on the right side bar to  pay by PayPal. No account is needed as … Continue reading

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