Tag Archives: film

a c1924 miniature camera

Toronto. Not all minicams used 35mm movie film bits – some used paper-backed Kodak roll film. I once had a few of these delightfully compact little Kodak gems. This ad by Kodak in 1924 was reproduced on the back of … Continue reading

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have muscles, can use an Auto Graflex …

Toronto. Back in late 1986, the late Larry Boccioletti (co-founder and past president of the PHSC) wrote in the “Treasures from my Collection” column about his amazing find of a near perfect ‘Auto Graflex’ camera originally purchased (perhaps used) by … Continue reading

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stan’s little secret

Toronto. The PHSC encourages investigation of photographic history in many ways. In late 2012, we announced our first thesis winner from Ryerson (now TMU). The winner, sol Legault (first name all in lower case as requested). Part One of Mr … Continue reading

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bulls eye!

Toronto. In issue 38-3 we reproduce Frank B. Mehlenbacher’s well researched tale of the world’s largest camera manufacturer and its connection with Kodak in Rochester. The manufacturer, Brownell, was born in Ontario and moved to the States when he was … Continue reading

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think this Sunday, think trunk sale

Toronto. A favourite PHSC event is the annual summer trunk sale in honour of the late Larry Boccioletti. Pictured at left is a scene from the July 15, 2018 sale. As usual the sale will be outdoors in the morning … Continue reading

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more colour choice for niche denizens

Toronto. The folks at Lomography cater to film niche users who enjoy the ambience of film images not possible with digital technology (sorta like vinyl vs. CD audio fans). If you are a film fan in or close to the … Continue reading

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pas de duex

Toronto. The late Stan White chose to highlight the little Kodak Duex camera in the column “A Treasure from my Collection”. Only retailed for a couple of years, the Duex was an ugly duckling to camera collectors. Stan begins the … Continue reading

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colour! colour! colour!

Toronto. Like Leonardo before him, a Frenchman came up with all the ways to create colour photography long before technology made them possible. One concept was to catch the image simultaneously on three B&W plates, each plate exposed through a … Continue reading

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Trunk Sale this Sunday July 14, 2024

OK folks, our popular Trunk Sale is July 14th this year at the Trident Hall (rain or shine). Visit from 8 am ’til noon. Want a space? Have a question? Drop Clint a line fair@phsc.ca   

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a one-eyed tropical wizard

Toronto. In the early 1900s, various English companies made glass-plate SLRs. The idea was to use the same lens for both viewing and photographing. A mirror changed the direction for viewing (vertical) to photographing (straight through). In the tropics, the … Continue reading

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