Tag Archives: photograph

it’s a barnum and bailey world

Toronto. Collectors of images may find new additions for their collections at the Port Colborne auction today. The two day event (Saturday and Sunday) honours the memory of PHSC member, auction coordinator, and 1st VP, the late John Kantymir. All … Continue reading

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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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we have Contact

Toronto. We always appreciate the efforts of our favourite editor, Rita Godlevskis, of PhotoEd. Rita recently sent a notice out of her activities at PhotoEd including a section on this year’s Contact festival sponsored by Scotiabank. I took the liberty … Continue reading

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not up to code …

Toronto. Photography has many uses. One is recording work places for history. This photo of the “camera room” at our National Archives in 1910 makes me shutter! A fire such as the one that consumed a large chunk of our … Continue reading

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sky high amusement 1930s style

Toronto. This pictorial courtesy of the Illustrated London News in 1930 shows the inside of a transcontinental aircraft – very cramped unlike today’s wide bodied aircraft – and the use of an amateur projector to show movies while flying over … Continue reading

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phsc past pres snaps photo for press

Toronto. Some of you may know Les Jones. Les was not only a past president of the PHSC but a programs director twice over, and a professional sports photographer who roamed the world. Plus he was the inspiration for this … Continue reading

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taking one for the team …

Toronto. Sometimes photography can be down right dangerous. In 1931, a movie cameraman experienced this first hand (er arm) as told in a brief article that appeared in the October, 1931 edition of International Photographer. Click on the picture at … Continue reading

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more than skin-deep

Toronto. Do you remember when you had an annual chest x-ray to detect TB? No? You must be a lot younger than me! This Popular Mechanics article from the January, 1939 issue shows how Westinghouse made an ‘electronic flash’ gizmo … Continue reading

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a rip van winkle photograph

Toronto. Shades of pinhole photography! Madeleine Muzdakis wrote this article for “Modern Met” on December 15, 2020. The article, “University Discovers Photo With 8-Year-Long Exposure That Was Taken With a Beer Can“, describes the technique used. The article begins, “The London 2012 … Continue reading

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to catch a spy

Toronto. During WW2, photography found many ways to be of service. This article in the January 1941 issue of Popular Mechanics shows photography making photo I.D. passes that helped separate the workers from the ‘spies’ in America during the war … Continue reading

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