Tag Archives: history

all a twitter

Toronto.  Well, it had to come to this. Twitter, I mean. When the society was established back in 1974, everyone had a land line and a postal address. Personal computers were unheard of. Mobile telephones were massive affairs used only … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana Vol 47-2

Toronto. Our editor created this latest issue – its been a bit wild and windy here in the big smoke. We briefly inherited the heat dome that was so devastating to BC, followed by a chilly and rainy period. Bob Lansdale … Continue reading

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one man’s trash …

Toronto. … is another’s treasure, or so they say. On June the 7th, 2021, Stu Mills of CBC News posted the article, “All makes and models: Auto scrapyard a mecca for photographers“. This article  and photos show how innovative photographers … Continue reading

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a marr connection

Toronto. Journal editor Bob Lansdale sent me an email he recently received from Buffalo announcing a new 110 page photographic history monograph  written by Ron Polito covering another Boston Photographic Studio (other than Southworth & Hawes). Rob McElroy of Buffalo, … Continue reading

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just like a Leica

Toronto. When we were first organized in the 1970s, Leicas, Zeiss-Ikons and other old cameras were everywhere at reasonable prices. We had red curtain Leicas, K (German for ball bearing) stamped curtains (these shutter worked reliably under very low temperature … Continue reading

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Kodak goes to war

Toronto. It was massive, heavy, and awkward to use, but with a great lens. It was the Medalist I 620 camera. Kodak built it for the US and British military after Germany cut off the German supply of cameras including … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana Vol 47-1

Toronto. Our editor is at it again – its been a bit windy and soggy here in the big smoke. Bob Lansdale had this issue nearly ready weeks ago and has 47-2 well underway! Yesterday, members WITH an email address received … Continue reading

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angel of the morning

Toronto. In 1972, Dr Edwin Land electrified the photographic community when he announced his new SLR camera, the SX-70. This incredible camera had all the bells and whistles of contemporary cameras plus creating colour prints, with no waste, in just … Continue reading

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PHSC April 21 2021 meeting via ZOOM by Lorne Shields

Toronto.  VISUALLY COMPELLING HISTORIC CYCLING PHOTOGRAPHICA – A Talk by Lorne Shields, Canadian Collector and Historical Cycling Authority. An online Zoom presentation followed by a Q&A session with Lorne Shields April 21, 2021 – 7:30 EDT In a search spanning … Continue reading

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Werra you been, my blue-eyed son?

Toronto. After the Second World War, Zeiss and Jena ended up in the Soviet zone of Germany (East Germany). A western version of Zeiss was quickly moved to Oberkochen. The East German Zeiss continued to manufacture optical instruments. Cameras were … Continue reading

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