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another thousand …

Toronto. Over a century ago Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay) had a strike by the Finnish Lumber Workers in the town. The written word about the strike, the issues, who won, what was won, etc. may be well forgotten, but … Continue reading

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a question on some Canadian Photographs

Toronto. I often get interesting emails for the PHSC. For example, Mark Mackave wrote to the PHSC on behalf of his nephew, Cody Mackave about a photograph collection. If you can help Mark, please drop me a line so I … Continue reading

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George snaps Manitoba

Toronto. The ladies from the CHPF spoke to us recently via ZOOM. The other day, our society president, Clint Hryhorijiw kindly copied me on this email from Nicole Plaskett sent to him and Celio Barreto, our programme and ZOOM expert. … Continue reading

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Archiving Photography During a Pandemic – September PHSC Talk

Toronto.  ** PLEASE NOTE – THIS A REVISION TO THE ORIGINAL SEPTEMBER 7th POST ** Stephanie Normand and Nicole Plaskett of The Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation have worked tirelessly during pandemic lockdowns to preserve and digitize important Canadian photography. Stephanie … Continue reading

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a gem of a photo resource and more …

Toronto. Journal editor and friend Bob Lansdale sent me a brief email the other day with this link to a  Hyperallergic Newsletter article.. The article in the newsletter by Claire Voon is dated December 26, 2016 and announces that George … Continue reading

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digitization approaches to photographic albums

Toronto. PHSC Meeting, Wed, Nov 21 2018 at 7:00 pm In the BURGUNDY ROOM of the Memorial Hall  Digitization Approaches to Photographic Albums – Daphne Yuen Daphne has explored the relationship between photography and object materiality as a central theme … Continue reading

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McLuhan and the PHSC

Toronto. An oft repeated axiom is that you are never more than six degrees removed from someone famous. As time has pased, I have always admired the accuracy of this simple statement, which brings me to Marshall McLuhan and his … Continue reading

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those were the days, my friend …

Toronto. we thought they would never end … The song brings back memories … The smell of developer, of short stop, of fixer. Days when every shot counted. Huge studio cameras produced material for print advertisements in newspapers and magazines of … Continue reading

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a Royal visit in 1939

Toronto. You likely don’t remember the time when the 1939 Royal visit took place. My step-mother vividly remembered going to North Bay with her parents to see the Royal couple as they headed west. Her mother was born in Surrey, … Continue reading

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background to Free Black North exhibition at the AGO

Toronto. February was Black History month. PHSC member Dr Julie Crooks of the AGO discussed the background to her exhibition, “Free Black North”, and the influence blacks had on photography. She is busy conducting on-going research while performing her regular … Continue reading

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