Tag Archives: Rochester

a positive spin on WW2

Toronto. Ilex of Rochester NY ran this ad in the February 1944 issue of Popular Photography. The company bravely said, “When war clouds clear **look to Ilex”. The Ilex Optical Company in Rochester made “lenses, shutters, gunsights, and other precision … Continue reading

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premo-nition

Toronto. Around 1979, the late Jack Addison sold me a 4×5 woodie missing its name plate. He thought it might be a POCO camera. Perhaps it was a PREMO? In May or June of 1984, founder and first president of the … Continue reading

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Amalgamated Photo History Newsletters

Toronto. We issued the 7th in our series of exchange newsletters recently (we just held our FIRST ZOOM Toronto meeting this month). Meantime, members received this pdf version of the amalgamated newsletters from our exchange members who gave their blessing … Continue reading

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Kryptar B&W film

Toronto. Last Saturday, George Dunbar asked an interesting question, “Anyone ever heard of this film?” I certainly hadn’t. In 1948 I would have been in grade six and my family used only Kodak products as did most Canadians of the … Continue reading

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Preservation of Digitally Printed Photographs

Toronto. On December 12 of this year, George Dunbar sent me a followup to his search for an explanation of how his digital prints were printed. George has always insisted that a paper print of any age can be viewed … Continue reading

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Snapshot – First Fall talk in Rochester by TPHS

Toronto. Our friends across the lake in Rochester have started their fall series of speakers too. Marian Early, Treasurer of TPHS in Rochester sent me an email announcing their first monthly speaker, Joe Struble of GEH. Joe will speak on the ubiquitous … Continue reading

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Kodak Building 56 dissolves

Toronto. In the early hours yesterday another Kodak building disappeared forever as a demolition company in Rochester quietly imploded the structure which once housed 18 acetate roll coating machines. In my youth, Kodak was a  huge force in photography with … Continue reading

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Pictures at a Symposium

Toronto. Bob Lansdale took a number of pictures at the recent Rochester Symposium and is delighted to share them with everyone. To visit his photos taken at the October Symposium in Rochester, click on this link. To see a larger … Continue reading

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Newsletter 14-2

Toronto. Editor David Bridge has put together another exciting newsletter! Issue 14-2 is a delight to the eyes with its photo essays. Click on the icon at left. On the front page this month’s speaker, inspirational photographer Barry Shainbaum, along … Continue reading

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