Photographic Canadiana 41-2

Kean-OrilliaToronto. Our latest issue of the journal has been packaged and will hit the post office this coming Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

There are two major articles in this issue: The story of Orillia wet-plate photographer, Charles Ellis, by author and PHSC member Leon T. Piniuta has been carefully researched. The photographer’s glass-plate negatives were discovered out west in the 1980s. Piniuta traces  Ellis to Orillia and then out west to Manitoba. The Kean General Store (Orillia) photograph is shown at left.

A second article in 41-2 announces the discovery of early daguerreotype images here at St James Cathedral (down on King Street a few blocks west of University). They have been restored by our past President Mike Robinson, a world authority on daguerreotypes.

This issue has more articles and many inserts including the 40th anniversary DVD with pdf copies of all 40 years of Photographic Canadiana. Copies will be mailed to all members. Not yet a member? Well, see the paragraph “Membership – Join or Renew!” near the top of the right hand sidebar and join today!

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