Photographic Canadiana 39-3

Toronto, November 26, 2013. Editor Robert Lansdale announced that his latest issue of the Photographic Canadiana is on the presses and should be mailed early next week.

From Left: Front cover,

From Left: Front cover, Stan White on post war English industrial photography, Rex Frost story by Bob Lansdale, An eyeful at the all-Estate auction, Dr Depali Dewan, the N+G Nydia camera, Professor Lambert, Homage to Daguerre, Rex Frost at the organ in a CFRB promo July 17th, 1927

This issue is well worth reading for two major stories: Stan White’s excellent tale of his work in the Birmingham area of England in the 1940s and 50s as a youthful industrial photographer in the days when worker safety was relatively unknown and a professional  photographer in England struggled with outdate equipment and methods to produce quality results. A delightful story. The second big story is a biography of Rex Frost by Robert Lansdale.

The story is profusely illustrated by Mr Frost’s award winning prints. Bob was called in when the PHSC decided to auction Mr Frost’s unique images for his two grand daughters. If you can recall, as I can, listening to CFRB in the 1940s, names like Rex Frost are very familiar. Bob dug into the story of Rex Frost and tells a fascinating story of this quiet broadcaster and photographer. These two stories alone are worth the membership fee!

Toronto Notes covers our September program by Dr Depali Dewan of the ROM. The Estate Auction, Fall Fair, and the homage to Daguerre by the Daguerreian Society’s visit to the famous man’s home town in France are each featured in a photo essay. A new columnist,  Professor Lambert, is introduced along with his column “A Note from the Professor” which discusses mould and mildew  as it affects camera and image collectors. And another column by John Kantymir discusses his N+G Nydia camera at some length.

39-3 is a fine issue as we begin to wrap up our 39th year in publication.  It will be in your mail box in a week or so – watch for it! Not a member yet? That is so easy to fix: just click the button on the upper right hand column and pay by PayPal (No PayPal account is even needed). You get four issues of Photographic Canadiana, 35 years of the magazine all on DVD and fully searchable on a PC or a Mac, a monthly email newsletter (if you wish), and the opportunity to meet monthly with fellow members and collectors in Toronto at each monthly meeting where we listen to some noted professionals most months.

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