Tag Archives: WW1

it’s a long way

Toronto. One of the popular cameras in the great war was the Kodak VP folder. Not only did it use the newly released 127 size roll film, it was small, metal bodied, and compact. A soldier could slip it in … Continue reading

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PHSC June 2019 Presentation – Erin Gregory

NEXT MEETING: Wed June 19th, 2019 The Imperial Royal Flying Corps –Erin Gregory. Erin discusses the Corps’s experiences in Canada during 1917-8. Click the PHSC News page 2 icon attached at left for details. Come on out and share an … Continue reading

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lest we forget …

Toronto. The first world war – the war to end all wars –  ended one hundred years ago today. Armistice was November 11 at 11 am. For many years we have celebrated Remembrance Day. Like most families, I have ancestors … Continue reading

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colour photography in WW1

. We seldom think of colour photography dating back to the earliest days, but it did. Louis Ducos du Heron born in 1837 predicted all the colour processes ever used. We (I) never think of colour photography before the late … Continue reading

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photography and the first world war (1914 – 1918)

Toronto. The AGO has curated an exhibition called “Photography: First World War 1914 – 1918” as part of this year’s CONTACT festival hosted by Scotiabank The great war ended a century ago so we often forget how the rudimentary photographic … Continue reading

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Colouring Historic Photographs

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me this link showing colourized versions of historic Canadian photographs in the days when any practical photography was shot in black and white. It is fitting that this image at left is from the Great war. … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana Issue 42-3

Toronto. This is our second issue using the new format. Our cover photograph of the 1800s Coffin Block Building is discussed in this issue by editor Lansdale. There is a brief text and photo essay about our fall fair. For … Continue reading

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