Tag Archives: daguerreotypes

dialling for Dags

Toronto. Our friends to the south often hold fairs and auctions to market images from the beginnings of photography. They do a wonderful job for those enamoured with old photographs, especially Daguerreotypes. Their annual is a massive soft cover book … Continue reading

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in the briny deep

Toronto.  The BBC News for March 26, 2022 has a story titled. “SS Central America: Haunting photos recovered [in] the ‘ship of gold’ wreck on ocean floor”. The photographs that that survived the watery grave were all cased images with … Continue reading

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in da frame

Toronto. There are camera collectors and there are camera collectors. Over a couple of decades ago,  I analyzed the interests of our members so we could reflect the appropriate topics in our journal, and program material. At the time, about … Continue reading

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April in NYC

Toronto. Just imagine! Going to the Big Apple (NYC) and having a chance to add to your collection while helping one of our exchange organizations! Each year in the Big Apple, the Daguerreian Society hosts the NY Photography Fair. While … Continue reading

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a modest show

Toronto. Modest Mussorgsky was a well known Russian composer, famous for his series called Pictures at an Exhibition in English. He wrote the series in June 1874 but it wasn’t released in print until 1886. He composed it after visiting … Continue reading

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April Show in the Big Apple

Toronto. Just a brief reminder to join the Daguerreian Society at its New York Photography Fair today, April 6th, 2019. Lots of stuff to see and buy – like this 1950 gelatin-silver print of Albert Einstein. You can enjoy April … Continue reading

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Spring show in Big Apple

Toronto. Some of our members also belong to our exchange organization, the Daguerreian Society,  long the pre-eminent society for all thing Daguerreian. On April 7-8 in New York City, the NY Photography Fair will be held, hosted by the Daguerreian … Continue reading

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a rare chance to see history here at the RIC

Toronto. The main feature at the Ryerson Image Centre is the fabulous selection of images from the collection of Carole and Howard Tanenbaum. Kate Taylor of the Globe was there and wrote this engaging article for the newspaper last week. … Continue reading

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new site, new season

Toronto. The Daguerreian Society sent out an email greeting and notice of a new website address and upcoming events. The Society said in part, “Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, National Pearl Harbor Day, the Islamic New Year, Wright Brothers Day, Las … 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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