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a find in old New Brunswick

Toronto. Our president, Clint Hryhorijiw, found the time to send me a wonderful link that reminds us that museums are great resources for photographic historians one and all. The New Brunswick Museum posted an article back on May 2, 2022 … Continue reading

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a weighty solution

Toronto. This advertisement in the May 1933 issue of American Cinematographer touted an amazing sound system by DeVry – less than 150 pounds of camera, film, and sound equipment! All available just five years after the ‘talkies’ burst on the … Continue reading

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photographs at a museum

Toronto. The Victoria and Albert Museum in the UK has a long and storied history.  The V&A has collected photographs for many decades (since 1852!). The image at left is a photograph of the notorious Christine Keeler taken in 1963 by … Continue reading

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breaking the frame

Toronto. All you image collectors in the GTA, the ROM is opening a new exhibition of photographs starting this Saturday (August 14, 2021) and running to next January 16, 2022. The exhibition covers the beginnings of our art (c1839) to … Continue reading

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can you help us with this question?

Toronto. As many of you may know, amongst other ideals, we are devoted to helping others with photographic history questions – especially Canadian. The other day we had a question from the curator of the Lennox-Addington Museum and Archives in … Continue reading

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watcha doin’ Sport?

Toronto. Growing up, camera innovation seemed to be mostly German with a dash of other European and American tossed in. But Russian? Really? According to this article from BBC’s Future site, dated 18th May 2016, by Stephen Dowling, “How this odd-looking … Continue reading

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Amalgamated Photo History Newsletters

Toronto. As we enter this new year with COVID-19 raging outside, editor Bob Lansdale has put together the first amalgamation of 2021 – Vol 2-1. All members with a an email address on file at the PHSC received this pdf … Continue reading

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20th WestLicht Photo Auction October 12

Toronto. The Westlicht Photo Auction next  month gives you the opportunity to add some truly iconic photos to your collection. Mind you, it helps to have deep pockets! Click on the link above and take a careful look at the … Continue reading

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a kludge of clones

Toronto. In the late 1930s, a Chicago man embarked on a program to create inexpensive cameras and the Spartus Camera Corporation was born. One of the many cameras to emerge was a bakelite wonder that sold under a variety of … Continue reading

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Photographic Museum of Ontario (PMO)

Toronto. The PMO is hosting a fundraiser on May 18th, 2019 out in Ajax. Some members are or were members of the PHSC or have spoken at one of our meetings. Shelton Chen is a local expert on Karsh. Peter … Continue reading

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