Tag Archives: Notman


Toronto. And a spooky halloween to you all in this year of the pandemic! I thought it fitting to talk about a scandal that affected the famous Notman Studios. Years ago I bought a coffee table size book of William … Continue reading

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the invisible man

Toronto. Photography was a success when latent images were discovered (plus a fixer solution). Silver salts, or silver-halides as they were later called were molecules of silver and a “salt” bonded together. These molecules were light sensitive. The stronger the … Continue reading

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Bill’s World

Toronto. In 1995, McClelland & Stewart, Inc (then a famous Canadian Publishing House) published a Canadian edition of “The World of William Notman” written by Hall, Dodds and Triggs. The lavish book had a history of the Notman Studios and a … Continue reading

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with a little help from my friends

Toronto. My good friend George Dunbar unearthed this digital montage in the Guardian as reported in a column by Glen Helfand entitled, “Tech bros, socialites and Metallica: the mural capturing San Francisco in 2019“. Only part is shown here – … Continue reading

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who did JR shoot?

Toronto. One of the remaining magazines is TIME. My subscription lapsed over 60 years ago. They recently published a special issue on gun control, a sore topic south of the border. Those of us old enough to remember television in … Continue reading

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PHSC News Newsletter 17-1 Issued

Toronto. Another delightful edition of our PHSC News came out yesterday morning. Drop me a line at info@phsc.ca if you would like to be on our mailing list. The featured camera this month is the famous Polaroid SX-70. I have one … Continue reading

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Notman Exhibit at McCord 2016-2017

Toronto. The major repository for all things Notman is the McCord Museum in Montreal across Sherbrooke from McGill University. McCord mounted a Notman exhibition to be displayed from November 4, 2016 to next spring, March 26, 2017. The exhibition was … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana 41-2

Toronto. Our latest issue of the journal has been packaged and will hit the post office this coming Tuesday, September 8, 2015. There are two major articles in this issue: The story of Orillia wet-plate photographer, Charles Ellis, by author … Continue reading

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Newsletter 15-2

Toronto. Editor David Bridge deep in the American south created this latest colourful newsletter. We start with a notice on the June meeting and the PHSC trunk sale next month. An extensive article on the May meeting – a talk … Continue reading

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Campbell House and Composites

NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed, May 27, 2015. Sarah Parsons on Notman’s Composite Photographs **IMPORTANT** **THIS MEETING ONLY  WE WILL MEET** **AT CAMPBELL HOUSE ON THE 4th WEDNESDAY** **QUEEN ST AND UNIVERSITY AVE** ** BEGINNING AT 6:00 PM** The month of … Continue reading

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