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anything for a buck …

Toronto. Some people will do anything for money. While a dollar ring sounds junky (and maybe it was), 20 years later 18k gold was still about $25/ounce Canadian. This ad, from the March 1946 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine, touts … Continue reading

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more than one way …

Toronto.. … to skin a cat (sorry cat lovers) was an expression when I was a kid. It meant that a problem often had more than one solution. During the Great War (WW1), a Canadian hospital (McGill hospital) was set … Continue reading

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everybody knows …

Toronto. One of my favourite singers, song writers and poets is the late Leonard Cohen. Shortly before his death, I attended one of his concerts here in Toronto (I have the two disk CD). Prior to that I saw him … Continue reading

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jazzing things up …

Toronto. Any of you who also like jazz are familiar with Gene Krupa. In a brief video by the Morgan Library and Museum in New Zealand, Joel Smith, explains why three action portraits of people in the public eye capture … Continue reading

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another thousand …

Toronto. Over a century ago Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay) had a strike by the Finnish Lumber Workers in the town. The written word about the strike, the issues, who won, what was won, etc. may be well forgotten, but … Continue reading

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1,000 words …

Toronto. Have you noticed the trend? Our ancestors prided themselves on being able to read and write. As the decades passed, the written word in books, newspapers, magazines, etc. gave way to images in movies, newspapers, magazines, books, TV. In … Continue reading

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one for the road …

Toronto. Even photographers get thirsty. This photograph is the property of the Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and Orillia. It was taken c1898 by the H. J. Goetzman Studio and shows the ‘Joe Cook & Co., Dome Road House hotel … Continue reading

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the devil’s in the details

Toronto. George Dunbar writes, “Controversial photo of John Turner, by Globe & Mail photographer Tibor Kolley, was published just before the 1984 election in which Brian Mulroney defeated Turner. “According to Steve Paikin (TVO interview, Sept. 5 2022): Soon after … Continue reading

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après le deluge

Toronto. A niece of mine lived in Kentucky for a time and I used to marvel at the warmer climate there. Not any more. The weather can be – and often is – downright nasty. However, it serves to demonstrate … Continue reading

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going full circle …

Toronto. … often meant starting over as perhaps the designer of this odd panorama camera did. The article in the December, 1940 issue of Popular Mechanics describes a clock-work camera that records a full 360 degree image in fifteen seconds … Continue reading

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