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… under the sun.

Toronto. I grew up with the King James version of the Bible. Ecclesiastes 1:9 says in part, “… there is no new thing under the sun.”. I was reminded of this a few weeks ago when our indoor Fall Fair … Continue reading

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Oh, to be in Montreal in the fall …

Toronto. When I was at University “dans la belle province“, fall was a delightful time of the year. Studies began anew; weather was warm; skies were sunny; and an afternoon walk up Peel street to Mount Royal was bracing. But … Continue reading

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Trunk Sale, this Sunday, August 22, 2021

Toronto. Our Annual Outdoor Trunk Sale at Trident Hall is this Sunday, August 22, 2021 from 8am until Noon. Customers free admission. Vendors pay a small fee – call Clint (see post) to reserve a spot! Need more information? Email … Continue reading

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Trunk Sale August 22, 2021

Our Annual Outdoor Trunk Sale at Trident Hall is on Sunday, August 22, 2021 from 8am until Noon. Vendors – call Clint (see poster below) to reserve a spot! Need more information? Email fair@phsc.ca or info@phsc.ca! Use this old  map … Continue reading

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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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B B B

Toronto. Some decades back, my VP elected to meet with very junior staff. To break the ice and ease the tension of the many level spread between VP and computer staff, he wore a T-Shirt emblazoned with this alliteration: “Bullshit … Continue reading

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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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