Tag Archives: NYC

New York in 1914 with the prototype Leica camera

Toronto. On the eve of the Great War, the son and namesake of Ernst Leitz, Ernst Leitz II, arrived  in the Big Apple with the novel tiny ur-Leica created by Oskar Barnack. Leitz took a number of street scenes with … Continue reading

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April Show in the Big Apple

Toronto. Just a brief reminder to join the Daguerreian Society at its New York Photography Fair today, April 6th, 2019. Lots of stuff to see and buy – like this 1950 gelatin-silver print of Albert Einstein. You can enjoy April … Continue reading

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Another great photographer – Margaret Bourke-White

Toronto. One of the attractions of the Chrysler skyscraper in the Big Apple was access to its gargoyles for a spectacular view of New York City. The Chrysler Building was for a brief 11 months the tallest building in the … Continue reading

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Spring show in Big Apple

Toronto. Some of our members also belong to our exchange organization, the Daguerreian Society,  long the pre-eminent society for all thing Daguerreian. On April 7-8 in New York City, the NY Photography Fair will be held, hosted by the Daguerreian … 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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Nina Leen, Photographer – Erin Levitsky

Toronto. PHSC, Wed, Feb 20 2019 at 7:30 pm In the BURGUNDY ROOM of Memorial Hall Nina Leen: Snake Charmer with a Camera – Erin Levitsky Our speaker for February is Erin Levitsky. She holds an MA in Photographic Preservation … Continue reading

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Swann Auction of Posters, Books, Graphics

Toronto. Nick Lowry at Swann Auction Galleries in the big apple sent me a note Friday saying Swann is hosting a poster auction on February 7th, 2019. The advertising editorial material says, “Our winter sale features tantalizing, rare Art Nouveau … Continue reading

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through the glass darkly

Toronto. As a kid I often saw ads for a Kalart after market rangefinder. This little gadget was bolted on the side of a Speed Graphic.  I never thought of Kalart as a camera maker. At our Show and Tell … Continue reading

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Canadian Pacific spans the world

Toronto. Our friends at Swann Auction Galleries in the Big Apple are doing another great travel poster auction. This is a great chance to augment your photgraphica collection with some great poster art! The example I show here is a … Continue reading

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Swann Galleries Photo Auction

Toronto. Now the NAFTA heat and rhetoric have lessened, maybe it’s time to visit the Big Apple again. Our friends at Swann Galleries are conducting their periodic photograph auction beginning Thursday, October  18, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Have a look-see … Continue reading

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