Tag Archives: Daguerre

a niche in time

Toronto. For the past couple of decades, die hard film (analogue) fans have flocked to our fairs and auctions to buy and use old cameras and film. The folks at Lomography have aided and abetted these die hards with cameras, … Continue reading

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reproduction of a famous camera and lens

Toronto. The evening of February 17th, 2016, I visited the Ryerson University Library along with a number of other PHSC members. A milestone was the display by the late Willi Nassau of a reproduction of the famous Voigtlander brass daguerreotype … Continue reading

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modern times

Toronto. These days of digital cameras and smartphones make photography a piece of cake. You see it; you shoot it; you send it. Easy Peasey.  But it wasn’t always the case. Many of those who haunt our fairs and shows … Continue reading

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when it all began

Toronto. Collectors and photo enthusiasts seldom remember Robert Hunt, an enthusiastic amateur photographer. Other prominent folk at the beginning of photography like Daguerre, Talbot, and Herschel are all well known for various reasons. Daguerre of course for his pre-eminent Daguerreotype … Continue reading

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what were they thinking?

Toronto. Today, we all take photography for granted. Images are shot endlessly to record things once written, or capture family moments, or pets, or property changes, etc. We leave news, tv, political, formal portraits, etc. images to the professionals. With … Continue reading

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that’s how the light gets in – II

Toronto. When the Daguerreotype process was announced in January 1839, it was so slow that only still life and landscape views could be recorded. The news of the process speed resulted in a two direction thrust: chemically, to enhance the … Continue reading

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Sarah and George

Toronto. It was spring, 1954 and I was in what would become my last year of formal school for a decade. In its April 26, 1954 issue,  LIFE magazine offered two stimulating articles for photographers and photo-historians. The portrait of … Continue reading

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Daguerre by Gernsheim

Toronto. Dover Publications in New York made their name by reproducing select out of print books (those strange things you can read without recourse to technology … ) in soft cover using signature sewn pages and quality paper. Today books … Continue reading

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180 years later

Toronto. 180 years ago next January the world received the astonishing news that Louis Daguerre had invented a way to capture an image using the power of the sun and more, he had given his method to the world for … Continue reading

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A Puzzle Solved

Toronto. Back on March 10th, I posted George Dunbar’s Photo History based crossword puzzle. For those readers who were unable to solve things, George has offered this solution. As noted before, the puzzle background is the famous Paris street scene … Continue reading

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