Tag Archives: family

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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genealogy and photography

Toronto. Have you ever wondered about your ancestors? The American company  Ancestry (with the Canadian link shown here), does a wonderful job of indexing an astonishing number of genealogical databases. Before Ancestry, one had to visit city directories, or government … Continue reading

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making memories

Toronto. The lowly family snapshot is often looked upon as a bit of kirsch by professionals but it serves to illustrate family history. The one used here was taken about 80 years ago when the youngest person shown was just … Continue reading

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Toronto. The Brownie Super 27 camera was advertised and sold in the early 1960s. It was basically a tarted up Baby Brownie: bigger viewfinder, built in flash, better lens at f/8, two speed shutter (but failure prone apparently), horizontal construction … 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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Family Focus at the Archives of Toronto

Toronto. David Tyler of the Archives of Ontario invites the PHSC members to join him on the inaugural day of the new exhibit of family portraits. David writes, “The Archives of Ontario invites you to attend the reception and opening … Continue reading

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Family Cameras at the ROM

Toronto. The ROM sent this news release out early this month,” [The ROM exhibition is called]  The Family Camera!  We hope you are looking forward to seeing the exhibition. “It features over 200 objects, mostly photographs and stories collected through The Family … Continue reading

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