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Photography at Length

Toronto. Even before Photography there were painted mural panoramas. With the advent of the art of photography various cameras were created to create the super wide angle  panoramas.

My mother had a panorama photograph of her and her first sister taken in 1928 by a photographer in Kitchener. The panorama recorded all the students and teachers at the King Edward (Burton Avenue) School in Allandale. I made a half dozen phots of the parts of the school panorama including the centre portion.

Brian Polden in the UK wrote a 500+ page book called “Photography at Length” The authentic History of Panoramic Cameras. It was published August 2019 by a UK firm “The Bardwell Press“. Journal editor Bob Lansdale assisted the author and confirmed the Canadian content. This brief review was included in the mailing of the current journal issue (45-3).

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