Snap Shots November 2022

Portrait of Winston Churchill, taken by Karsh in 1941
Have you seen this stolen photograph?

The November 2022 Snap Shots includes a photographic puzzle: why was a tiny 19th-Century gem tintype album filled with 48 small photographs of children—mostly girls? Brookline Historical Society president Ken Liss began researching in 2014, and now has most of the puzzle solved. Sign up now and you can join the quest for answers Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 7:30 PM EST via Zoom. Don’t forget to set your clock back an hour! Other stories: The Camera of the Month is the Tenax II, by Zeiss Ikon, manufactured from 1938-1941; the United States Lighthouse Society recently published a new coffee table book, USA Stars & Lights: Portraits from the Dark, offering the images of David Zapatka. Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts exhibit “LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography” is a timed-ticket sellout, featuring work by many LIFE photographers such as Margaret Bourke-White,  Alfred Eisenstadt, and Yousuf Karsh, but also includes the behind-the-scenes activity and techniques needed to publish over 10 million copies every week, Other mentions: speaking of Karsh, his famous 1941 portrait of Churchill went missing from a Canadian hotel, so keep looking; PHSNE members with tall stacks of Snap Shots back issues are asked to help find missing copies as we approach our 50th Anniversary; rarely-seen photographs of Boston’s Latino community were highlighted in the Boston Globe and continue to be shown online; PHSNE member Jeff Seideman is presenting “A History of Photography” at the Waltham Senior Center on November 15th. And finally, Simon Wing will once again grace the pages of the PHSNE Journal, with the 2022 edition arriving shortly after the first of the New Year.

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Coming Up

 

November 2022 Zoom Meeting Sunday, Nov 6, 2022 7:30 PM EST — Ken Liss and a Gem Tintype Album Puzzle Solved

December 2022 Zoom meeting Dec 4, 2022 7:30 PM EST — Holiday Show & Tell

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To all participants in the 2022 Photographica 89

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Get ready for 2023: PHSNE’s 50th year & Photographica 90

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November 2022 Zoom Meeting Sunday, Nov 6, 2022 7:30 PM EST — Ken Liss and a Gem Tintype Album Puzzle Solved

December 2022 Zoom meeting Dec 4, 2022 7:30 PM EST — Holiday Show & Tell

Check the PHSNE website for updates, email notices, and new features.

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To all participants in the 2022 Photographica 89

Thank You!

Get ready for 2023: PHSNE’s 50th year & Photographica 90

Dealers: Contact Show Manager John Dockery

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