Tag Archives: studio

easil for you to say

Toronto. Get ready for this Sunday! It’s the PHSC spring Auction. Get ready for some great lots to fill the holes in your collection and user gear! The attached post here gives both information and a slide show of lots. … Continue reading

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an amazing place

Toronto. Close your eyes. Now think of all the amazing places you’ve been.  One such place is  Legion Hall 101 on the Lake Shore just west of highway 27 in Long Branch on the afternoon of Sunday, May 5th. At … Continue reading

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it’s twins

Toronto. Even before the  minicam revolution, many cameras suffered from tiny squinty viewfinders to frame a subject. In 1929, a German company came up with an idea that changed everything – at least once their camera design became popular. The … Continue reading

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room with a view

Toronto. In the days of Daguerreotype portraits, photographers opened studios illuminated by daylight. Given the slowness of the media and equipment of the day, many studios chose northern lighting. Sunlight from the north had softer shadows and a more pleasing … Continue reading

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hey auction, I can see you

Toronto. It is coming soon! I will be posting the first series of lots in a slide show early in April. Once again our fabulous auction will be held at the Legion Hall 101 in south-west Toronto. Something for everyone! … Continue reading

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calling all collectors

Toronto.  Who would have thought it? This is our 50th year. In the latter part of the 20th century clubs like ours proliferated. Some even became exchange members (we swapped journals rather than paid membership). Once the digital era hit, … Continue reading

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90 dollars, 90 dollars, do I hear 100?

Toronto, Ahhh, that time again! In a few short months it will be spring and auction time again. As details of our May 2024 auction unfold, we will add them to this site. Meantime, snuggle up – cold weather is … Continue reading

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did ja ever …

Toronto. … see any of deez? When photography began some enterprising folk opened studios to make and sell a ‘likeness’. People wore their Sunday best clothes and flocked to the local studio for a family portrait which was pricy but … Continue reading

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studio daze

Toronto. When it took some skill to capture an image for a special event, many folk chose to visit a studio. This image was shot in just such a studio in Southern England around 1917 – over a century ago. … Continue reading

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the long and the short of it

Toronto. In the late 1800s, dime store museums  all had so called freak shows. The people featured in these shows often frequented nearby studios. One such studio at 229 the Bowery in east New York City, was operated by Chas … Continue reading

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