Tag Archives: California

box it up

Toronto. You may have never before heard of a camera called the Micro-16. This little gem, advertised on page 199 in the December 1946 issue of Popular Photography, was only around for five years – 1946 – 1950. It is … Continue reading

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it pays to advertise

Toronto, In 1921, the Mission Art Company, of South Spring Street in Los Angeles sent this  truck cum camera and its phtographers to promote its business. Mark Osterman, who along with his wife, spoke to us back in June of … Continue reading

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when hype beat reality

Toronto. The heady days of the late 1940s! War was over. Pent-up demand for all kinds of goods exceeded supply leading to continued wait lists. Telephones just outside the town took two years for the cables to town alone to … Continue reading

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antique photographica sale tomorrow

Toronto. We have all been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Pharmaceutical houses world wide are rushing to find a suitable vaccine. We are using remote meetings via ZOOM, adding pdf specials via MailChimp, and obeying the medical guidelines as much … Continue reading

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we usually eat our peppers …

Toronto. Edward Weston (1886 – 1958) was a famous American photographer. in 1973 I bought a coffee table sized book celebrating 50 years of his work including a biography written by Ben Maddow and published by Aperture Books. The 285 page … Continue reading

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doing it in the dark

Toronto. Snapshots from the PHS of NE via my friend and editor of the internationally famous Photographic Canadiana journal pointed out a couple of links to me Wednesday last. The Darkroom over in California is interesting. While we have local film processing … Continue reading

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photo books lost in California wild fire

Toronto. The local news focusses on the loss of life and property in the horrendous California wild fires but as sad as these losses are, other losses occur too. George Dunbar sent me a note that he had spotted on … Continue reading

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pictorialism

Toronto. Many well known photographers of the late 19th and early 20th century embraced the off shoot of photography called pictorialism. A bit late to the game, but a prolific photographer and author, William Mortensen joined the Hollywood fraternity in the … Continue reading

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NSA Summer Convention

Toronto. My friend Bob Wilson, our resident authority on stereo, Sent me a note a few days ago regarding the National Stereographic Association (NSA). Its convention will be held this coming August in Irvine California on August 8 – 17, 2017. … Continue reading

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Classic Photographs Los Angeles

Toronto. Fed up with the rain and snow here in the Big Smoke? Join Stephen Bulger at the Classic Photographs show in L.A. this weekend on January 21, 22nd. Numerous dealers and classic photos available at the show. Dealers such as … Continue reading

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