Tag Archives: Photographs

PHSC presentation, January 18, 2023 – History of the Bicycle

Toronto.Our January 18, 2023 presentation on ZOOM features member Lorne Shields on the History of the Bicycle – 1st 100 years, We welcome this experienced speaker and expert on bicycle history. Lorne describes his talk as, “100 YEARS OF CYCLING’S … Continue reading

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spiking it

Toronto. When I was in high school , I enjoyed playing volleyball and (briefly) announcing.  It is fitting that on the last year of the day we feature an historical event – placing ‘the last spike’ on the CPR line … Continue reading

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the man from T.M.K.

Toronto. While searching for photographic historica, George Dunbar came across the works of a Chinese (Hong Kong) photographer, Fan Ho on the South Korean website called, “Public Delivery“. George writes, “Some wonderful ‘street photography’ in China  by Fan Ho. He has been … Continue reading

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history in photos

Toronto. Our co-editor of the Photographic Canadiana journal, David Bridge,  recently sent me a link to a CTV news item called,”Rare photos of 44 Toronto First World War soldiers discovered“. The glass slides are professional portraits of WW1 soldiers in … Continue reading

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a fair collection

Toronto. In 1880, the company that became Bell Canada was founded in this city – later to move to Montreal, the major city in Canada at the time. The site called Daily Hive has numerous photos of the CNE over … Continue reading

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so near yet so far

Toronto. The second book in Douglas Adams‘ five volume “trilogy” – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – is titled “The Restaurant at the end of the Universe“. It clarifies the difference between physical distance and temporal distance. Similarly, while … Continue reading

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kids

Toronto. Viennese photographer, ANNA BREIT, is featured at WestLicht gallery with her series titled, “TEENS (IN THEIR ROOMS)” from September 9th to October 23rd of 2022. The gallery writes, “Parallel to the World Press Photo exhibition, WestLicht is showing the current … Continue reading

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value of a photo

Toronto. Today, we take photos for granted. Every smartphone comes with a camera. Dozens of shots can be taken on a whim at no further cost to the owner of the little technical marvel. It wasn’t always so.  At its … Continue reading

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see anyone you know?

Toronto. In the late 1960s and early 1970s when camera collecting took off, a subset of collectors included photos in their collection. I think it was a bit random at the beginning, then collectors realized cased images like daguerreotypes and … Continue reading

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before we had polaroid cameras

Toronto.  George Dunbar in his search of old magazines for ads and articles relevant to photography often finds unusual stories and cameras. For example, the June, 1939 Popular Mechanics magazine had a filler article called, “Two-Minute Photo Printed in Portable … Continue reading

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