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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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Joseph Tyrrell, gold miners and dinosaurs

Toronto. My friend Goldie was wandering around the Fisher Rare Book Library on the U of T campus when he discovered photos of the Dawson Creek area around 1898-1901 (during the gold rush). The photos were taken by Joseph Burr … Continue reading

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Myseum

Toronto. Most of us who live here know the ROM – Royal Ontario Museum on the corner of Avenue Road and Bloor, in easy reach of U of T students (and the rest of us by subway). But I wonder … Continue reading

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digitization approaches to photographic albums

Toronto. PHSC Meeting, Wed, Nov 21 2018 at 7:00 pm In the BURGUNDY ROOM of the Memorial Hall  Digitization Approaches to Photographic Albums – Daphne Yuen Daphne has explored the relationship between photography and object materiality as a central theme … Continue reading

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the Rexo – an old option to Kodak

Toronto. Before Kodak became the “Great Yellow Father“, it had serious competitors in the camera department. One such option was the Burke & James Rexo camera. Eastman was aggressive in eradicating competition, but B&J managed to stay afloat. I came … Continue reading

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