Tag Archives: album

corny but collectible

Toronto. Image collectors lust after all kinds of images. The farm couple at left while a bit homely to current tastes, hold some unusual items. Collectors might have included this image in their collections for many reasons (process, symbolism, subjects, … Continue reading

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snapshots and history

Toronto. Snapshots are photographs usually taken by amateurs, often by the only person in the family who routinely records events and family members. Without such photographs, we may not remember how family members looked as they grew. If not captured, … Continue reading

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disappearing heirlooms

Toronto. We have all seen Victorian Photo Albums chock full of CDVs etc. at fairs, auctions, and sometimes used goods stores. The albums came along around the mid 1800s when cheap CDVs became available and a place to store and … Continue reading

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boxing it up

Toronto. The first half of the last century, most families used the humble box camera, and my grandmother was no different. The photographer in her small family, she recorded family members, friends, and neighbours over the years, the majority snapped … Continue reading

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picture me, picture you, picture auntie Sue

Toronto. We all have family photos.  Once  photo prices fell in the mid 1800s, CDVs were all the rage. When the market became saturated, studios moved to larger cards like the Cabinet cards. Albums became the way to hold and … Continue reading

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pictures on the spot

Toronto. In the last half of the last century, photography had a number of goals for improvement for amateurs. Three come to mind: Faster media, so pictures could be taken indoors or at night; colour at lower cost; and faster … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana 37-1

Have you sent in your membership renewal? The first edition of the 37th volume of our journal Photographic Canadiana was mailed Wednesday, May 4th, 2011. As a courtesy this issue went to those few who haven’t yet paid their dues … Continue reading

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