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who you gonna call

Toronto. was a line from the GhostBusters theme. Roy Parker Jr wrote the catchy little tune for the 1984 movie “GhostBusters” which became a popular computer game. And for photo historians and photographica collectors these days it is indeed apt. … Continue reading

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a bit of Americana

Toronto. For all you image collectors out there – if you collect or want some Americana, there is an auction next month (August 8th) online managed by American Heritage Auctions. Their catalogue for the August 8th auction is now online. … Continue reading

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take a shot for t-dot

Toronto. Mike Simpson over at Tdot in the GTA sends this note along about a photo contest  held from May 15 to July 1 of this year (2020). If you like to show off your photos, then consider entering this … Continue reading

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and you think printer …

Toronto. The massive Japanese company, Epson, is known for its printers and other electronic accessories. But it also hosts the annual photographic contest called, “The EPSON International Pano Awards” with its traditional large number of categories and prizes. Their 11th … Continue reading

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add to your collection over in Maryland

Toronto. I received an email Tuesday from an auction house in Maryland that features online bids. On Thursday, May 7th, 2020 at 5pm Richard Opfer Auctioneering is hosting the “Jerome ‘Pepper’ Broad Photographica Auction“. You can view the lots here. … Continue reading

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1906 – a bad year for San Francisco

Toronto. We often feature photographers here. This time it is the German/American Arnold Genthe. He had the fortune (misfortune?) to be in San Francisco in 1906 when a devastating earthquake struck California near that city. Genthe’s photos are available on … Continue reading

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ninety-nine percent sweat

Toronto. We find photographic collectibles in the darndest places – like non photographic auctions. Edison was said to define genius as one percent inspiration and  ninety-nine percent perspiration. If you search out auctions, like one at Skinners, and patiently drill down, … Continue reading

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stay home – stay inspired

Toronto. By now we have all heard and felt the impact of COVID-19 and its repercussions. The terms – social distancing and self isolation have become common concepts as countries world wide struggle to contain this nasty virus. For entirely … Continue reading

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Bill’s World

Toronto. In 1995, McClelland & Stewart, Inc (then a famous Canadian Publishing House) published a Canadian edition of “The World of William Notman” written by Hall, Dodds and Triggs. The lavish book had a history of the Notman Studios and a … Continue reading

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cameras and cycles at our March 2020 meeting IS DEFERRED!

Toronto. Meeting, Wed, March 18 2020 at 7:00 pm BURGUNDY ROOM, Memorial Hall. ** IMPORTANT: THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED ** HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT AND VISUALLY COMPELLING IMAGES PORTRAYING BICYCLE’S HISTORY – Lorne Shields When I was a kid, my friend’s grandfather, who had … Continue reading

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