Tag Archives: Smithsonian

it’s a barnum and bailey world

Toronto. Collectors of images may find new additions for their collections at the Port Colborne auction today. The two day event (Saturday and Sunday) honours the memory of PHSC member, auction coordinator, and 1st VP, the late John Kantymir. All … Continue reading

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darker dags

Toronto. The NYT article is headlined, “Smithsonian Acquires Rare Photographs From the First African American Studios“. The example Ambrotype image shown here was augmented by a few dashes of colour painted in by hand before the glass plate was carefully … Continue reading

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Dr Mike goes to Washington

Toronto. My friend George Dunbar sent me a note the other day saying one of our past presidents, Dr Mike Robinson, was visiting the Smithsonian to demonstrate modern day daguerreotype portraits. Mike makes such collectible images here in his Century … Continue reading

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