Tag Archives: print

pictures at the fair

Toronto. For a time a visit to a fair, arcade, amusement park, seaside, etc. could be commemorated by a tiny strip of photos for a quarter or so. There so called photo booths allowed a couple to sit in privacy … Continue reading

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how much is enough?

Toronto. Did you hear? the newest Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra comes with a 200MPX camera! A How-to Geek article called,”The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Has a Wild 200 MP Camera describes this astonishing phone. Last fall, the same site notes … Continue reading

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to print or not to print

Toronto. The popularity of mid 1800s printing made possible the Victorian practice of making a photographic album. This practice carried on well into the next century. When the idea of albums disappeared, a drawer, shoe box or other small space … Continue reading

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all sizes great and small

Toronto. From the beginning of analogue (a sensitive coating and emulsion) most cameras were the size of their negative (or in some cases the positive) as prints (if needed) were contact printed. Glass Plate and film sizes varied to match the … Continue reading

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a portrait for peanuts

Toronto. A portrait captures not only the subject, but the ‘essence’ of the subject. It is a rare attribute for a photographer. Yousuf Karsh in Ottawa was one such photographer known world wide for his arresting portraits of the famous, … Continue reading

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flattened

Toronto. Wow! Just over a century ago Steichen photographed the then recently completed ‘flatiron’ building in NYC (so called from its shape – we have a similar building here). According to the article, “Edward Steichen’s The Flatiron, an iconic photo of … Continue reading

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give her a hand!

Toronto. The August, 1941 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine has the article shown here. An image of a human hand was blown up about 52 diameters from the original on a 35mm negative. Years ago in Montreal, our company enlarged … Continue reading

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it pays to advertise

Toronto, In 1921, the Mission Art Company, of South Spring Street in Los Angeles sent this  truck cum camera and its phtographers to promote its business. Mark Osterman, who along with his wife, spoke to us back in June of … Continue reading

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monochrome memories

Toronto. Snapshots are a visual family history. Without them we have no way to tell how our ancestors looked, worked, partied, vacationed, lived, etc. Or what pets and possessions were special to them. The late Brian Coe knew this when … Continue reading

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NJ Photographer GUSTAVUS PACH (1845-1904)

Toronto. Our president Lewko (Clint) Hryhorijiw passed along this note from the Monmouth County Historical Association in New Jersey. The MCHA do a number of online presentations. Unfortunately I missed this one on the 20th of May when Gary Saretzky, … Continue reading

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