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Wilhelm Willi Eduard Nassau 1922 2022

Toronto. I was sorry to hear that a good friend and member of the PHSC passed away a few days ago. Willi was a charter member of our society, having joined in its first year. I learned about his passing … Continue reading

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Don Douglas 1931-2022

Toronto. I was sorry to hear that Don Douglas passed away this month. His daughter Janet sent an email notifying me of the loss. Don celebrated his 90th birthday just last month. He was a continuous member of our society … Continue reading

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our late editor remembered in the Sunday Star.

Toronto. The current interim editors of Photographic Canadiana, Louise Freyburger and David Bridge sent along this link in last Sunday’s Life/Remembrance column by Tracey Tong titled, “Remembering prolific Star photographer Bob Lansdale“. Our treasurer and PHSC News editor (John Morden … Continue reading

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the old camera collector

Toronto. When the late Bill Belier was near retirement, he used to haunt garage sales for cameras and other photographic ephemera. Anything that was not for his collection, he would buy and sell at one of our meetings. If no … Continue reading

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collecting on the cheap

Toronto. Not all of us can or want to collect expensive articles. One obvious way is to get in on things early. When this society was formed, camera collecting was growing in popularity but cameras and old photographs were still … Continue reading

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rainbow connection

Toronto. On September 10th, Brad Wheeler wrote a comprehensive obituary in the Globe and Mail on the death of our editor, Bob Lansdale.  Brad’s article was complemented with this overview of Bob’s bio and photographs. Until Bob’s accomplishments are read, … Continue reading

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last post for a devoted member

Toronto. When our close friend and editor passed away this month, his son Robert went to great lengths to see that his father, Bob Lansdale, was well remembered including the following message sent via his father’s email address: “Hello all, … Continue reading

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Robert Lansdale 1931 – 2021

Toronto. Please note the funeral is tomorrow, Sunday the 25th. For those who can not attend, it will be available via live stream at: http://www.distantlink.com/dlm4.html Password: Arbor2020 The following obituary is courtesy of son Robert: It is with great sadness … Continue reading

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requiem for an editor

Toronto. Our editor, Ryerson Graduate,  and official photographer, the late Bob Lansdale was also an active member of “The Daguerreian Society”. That society offers this tribute, “It is with a heavy heart to inform everyone that Robert Lansdale, our distinguished photographer … Continue reading

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remembering Bob Lansdale

Toronto. Bob’s son Robert sent over these images and asked me to switch them into yesterday’s post which I agreed to do. However; both sets are so wonderful I decided to do a second post instead. When I first met … Continue reading

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