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metal detectors and photography

Toronto. You may think metal detectors and photography have little in common but sometimes they do! When I was young, I saw pictures of people using war surplus metal detectors to find “buried treasure” – usually a few coins and … Continue reading

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the gang’s all here

Toronto. When Kodak invented their first camera and began marketing it in 1888, for the first time amateurs could take snaps on a roll film and send them elsewhere for processing. In this case sending the exposed film still in … Continue reading

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PhotoEd Winter 2020/21

Toronto. It’s all there in black and white: the latest edition of PhotoEd magazine featuring beautiful B&W photographs. Haven’t seen it yet? Well, for pity’s sake BUY a subscription! Just go to this site and sign up now. We thank … Continue reading

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Stanley, I presume?

Toronto. About three years ago I did a post on Stanley park’s beautiful and massive old trees showing an ancient (today) automobile nestled in the trunk. Here you see another huge tree, this time shrouding a horse and rider! The … Continue reading

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Amalgamated Photo History Newsletters

Toronto. We issued the 5th in our series of exchange newsletters recently (since we are unable to hold our regular monthly meetings, members received this pdf version of the amalgamated newsletters from our exchange members who gave their blessing for … Continue reading

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beating the bus

Toronto. Even before the announcement of photography experimenters struggled to get drawings and later photos to distant locations without resorting to buses or other vehicles of land or sea based locomotion. Telegraph offered a way to send images if they … Continue reading

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just a girl and her camera

Toronto. At a ZOOM meeting the other day, Celio, noted the most popular posts to our Instagram site were photos of photographers with their cameras. Celio collaborated with our newest PHSC exec recruit, Alexandra, to find a way to celebrate … Continue reading

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PhotoEd Online Fall 2020

Toronto. Rita has another great issue of PhotoEd magazine online. Have a look at all the great portraits and more! And remember, the print edition of PhotoEd is different than the online issue. We heard about the new issue when … Continue reading

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doing the Nile in style

Toronto. In 1884-5, Egypt was at war with the┬áSudan. Britain (and France) controlled the country and Britain fought to keep the Suez Canal open as it materially shortened the route to the East. ┬áTo bolster the forces trying to re-capture … Continue reading

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arcades a century ago

Toronto. Arcades were the malls of yesteryear. Here in the big smoke I remember the Colonade on Bloor and the Arcade near the bottom of Yonge on the east side. This photo is the Arcade in Cleveland c 1901. It … Continue reading

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