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brave new world again

Toronto. Well into WW2, Kodak took this ad out in the January 1944 issue of Popular Photography showing how research by their labs resulted in lens technology that out performed the German industry and led to superior fire power when … Continue reading

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a positive spin on WW2

Toronto. Ilex of Rochester NY ran this ad in the February 1944 issue of Popular Photography. The company bravely said, “When war clouds clear **look to Ilex”. The Ilex Optical Company in Rochester made “lenses, shutters, gunsights, and other precision … Continue reading

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PHSC News for February 2021 (Vol 20-08)

Toronto. In the upper right of page 1 in this issue is the Spartus Press camera – believed to be the first with built-in flash! But Press? A box camera and rudimentary lens? As the second month of 2021 is … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana Vol 46-4

Toronto.I hope you have enjoyed the coolish evenings this fall (November was mixed cold and windy to spring-like). Yesterday, members WITH an email address received another delightful magazine via pdf. It  is  the Photographic Canadiana 46-4 dated December 2020 – January 2021. … Continue reading

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43rd world used camera fair (in Japan) video

Toronto. In the summer of 2008, I changed the PHSC website to use WordPress. This change was to allow non-technical members to accept the webmaster position and be able to easily add posts and pages. My first post on August … Continue reading

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ya got mail

Toronto. Any group or society needs to have a list of its members, including photo historical societies. Our society was founded in late 1974 and began to issue a regular newsletter/journal in March 1975. Most members are paying members. That, … Continue reading

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PHSC News for September 2020

Toronto. Well, it’s September already and the infamous COVID-19 pandemic is still with us! Meantime, our editor extraordinaire, Sonja Pushchak, and her team have composed the first issue of PHSC News (20-03 – September 2020) after our non- break. Page … Continue reading

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** Our very first OUTDOOR Auction on October 4th is CANCELLED **

Toronto. The PHSC’s first OUTDOOR auction,  planned for October, 4th IS NOW CANCELLED (September 23). Our regrets to all who planned to attend this event for the high end collectible cameras (from an estate) that we intended to auction. COVID-19 … Continue reading

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not only elephants have them

Toronto. Trunk and trunk sales that is. Ours was held this year on August 23 at the Trident Hall in south west Toronto and will be featured in our next journal issue. Note that our journals are for members. Not a … Continue reading

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Get Me to the Church on Time (Trunk Sale)

Toronto. After months of COVID-19 restrictions, we can finally host an outdoor event at the Trident Centre. Our first camera show this year is the Trunk Sale delayed from last month and now ready to go August 23rd! Click on … Continue reading

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