• NEXT MEETING: “JOSEPH HECKMAN, CPR PHOTOGRAPHER”

    Saturday, April 29, 2017, 2:00pm – Noted railway enthusiast and author Ralph Beaumont presents his most recent book ‘Heckman’s Canadian Pacific: A Photographic Journey’. As photographer for the CPR, Joseph Heckman travelled across Canada by train and hand car between 1898 and 1915 shooting images of the fledgling national railway system with his glass plate camera.

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Postcards from Arabia

By Andrew Cunningham

St John Simpson, Middle East specialist with the British Museum, has posted an article on the Academia.edu website on the history and significance of postcards from the Middle East. Much of what he says with respect to the social significance of postcards in that region of the world would apply generally. It’s great to see the increased academic interest in postcards as mirrors of historical moments that are otherwise lost to view. Read the article here.

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