Tag Archives: photograph

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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when I grow too old to dream …

Toronto. … I’ll have you to remember. Or so the song says. To try for memory beyond a generation or two, people relied on a photograph – then and now! George, like anyone with a curiosity – and access to … Continue reading

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January 19, 2022 Presentation via ZOOM

Join us at 8pm on the 19th of January via ZOOM to see and hear Brandon Leung on “Asian Canadian Activism in the 1970s” The poster below designed for our January PHSC News, or the EventBrite link gives more details. … Continue reading

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riding the rails

Toronto. View or Field cameras and Kodak folders, etc used a rail or two rails in parallel to move the lens, lens board (and shutter, if part of the lens) away from or closer to the sensitive media to capture … Continue reading

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boxing it up

Toronto. The first half of the last century, most families used the humble box camera, and my grandmother was no different. The photographer in her small family, she recorded family members, friends, and neighbours over the years, the majority snapped … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2021

As the nasty COVID-19 rears its head one more time with the Omicron variation, I wish all viewers a safe holiday. This photo was taken by me over a half century ago with an Exakta VXIIa an hour north of … Continue reading

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PHSC News newsletter for December 2021

Toronto. Recognize the Leica M3 at the right top of page 1 in this month’s PHSC News newsletter? The most famous of all Leicas, design was done before and during WW2. You can see the prototype Leica IV in the … Continue reading

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one ringy-dingy

Toronto. Most of us remember Lily Tomlin and her hilarious nasal rendering of an officious telephone operator. Today, few can even remember the time when we had party lines and local calls were connected by an operator. Today’s smart phone … Continue reading

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Japan c1908 in photos

Toronto. Our President, Lewko Hryhorijiw, sent me this link from Helen Teager. The photographs are a selection of the work by the German-American photographer, Arnold Genthe, held in the Library of Congress. The photos were taken when Genthe spent a … Continue reading

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dear old golden rule days

Toronto. As photography expanded, an increasing number of photographers specialized in various areas. Some went into school photography with group shots of the pupils and staff sometimes complemented with individual student portraits. Occasionally a panorama view took the entire student … Continue reading

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