January 2014

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The Photographic Historical

January 10, 2014

Meeting Announcement and

by Sharon Bloemendaal

January 2014 Meeting

Meet Thursday, January 16 at
Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Pittsford Plaza, 3349 Monroe Ave., at 7:30 p.m.

Photographic Analysis for the Kennedy Assassination Report


will speak on a connection to the Kennedy
assassination report. Part of the talk, he notes, is “a video of a
lecture/presentation by [fellow] RIT Professor Leslie Stroebel on work that he and I did for the House Select Committee on assassinations. Specifically the part that considered the veracity of the Lee Harvey Oswald photographs with him
holding a rifle.

“Both Dr. Stroebel and Dr. Francis (who was the
person who headed the work but who actually did none of it) have passed on so I
am the only remaining member of the team that did that work.

“I would be happy to discuss what we did after
showing of the video of the lecture that Dr. Stroebel presented to some of RIT
students and which I luckily videota


February 20, 2014

Mike Champlin and Brian Steblen will speak about and show their documentary of the North Organ, recently installed in George Eastman House.  This organ can be played independently–or the South Organ can utilize its pipes as well. They showed their film at the grand opening of the installation and recorded additional film to finish the documentary.

March 20, 2014

Tom Hope, photographer extraordinaire, will tell us more about his life in photography.

April 17, 2014

James Reilly , head of the Image Permanence Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology, will be our speaker.

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November 2013

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The Photographic Historical

18, 2013
Meeting Announcement and
        by Sharon Bloemendaal

November 2013 Meeting

Thursday, November 21 at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Pittsford Plaza, 3349 Monroe Ave

Time: 7:30 p.m.


Identify Your Old Photo (the process, not the people)

Alice Carver-Kubik will speak on historic photographic processes.  She is a photographic research scientist at the Image Permanence Institute, RIT.  She specializes in photographic materials, identification and preservation.  She is a graduate of the Photographic Preservation and Collections Management program at Ryerson University, coordinating with George Eastman House.

Bring a vintage photo to the meeting; she can identify the process for you. For an additional resource check out  www.graphicsatlas.org 

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October 2013

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The Photographic Historical Society Sets Symposium Date, Committee Members


Media Contact: Sharon Bloemendaal, 585-288-6359,

Rochester, NY– The world’s only continuous symposium on the history of photography: PhotoHistory XVI, will take place at George Eastman House in Rochester, New York on October 10-12, 2014, according to officials of The Photographic Historical Society who organize the triennial event.

PhotoHistory XVI will contain a full day of presentations on the history of photographic practice, aesthetics, collecting, technology and sociology followed by a next day of browsing at a photographic trade show which attracts dealers from North America and internationally. A call for papers will go out this fall. Still and motion photography subjects will be considered. For information contact: Jack Bloemendaal, General Chairman of PhotoHistory XVI at: tphs@rochester.rr.com.

The committee responsible for the event includes, General Chairman: Jack Bloemendaal;

Program: Rolf Fricke; Finance & Registration: Marian Early; Swap Meet/Trade Show: Tim Fuss; AV Coordinator:

Eugene Kowaluk; Public Relations: Sharon Bloemendaal; Web Interface, Joy Champlin and Andy Davidhazy.

The most recent PhotoHistory XV was held in October 2011 and drew about 200 visitors from the Americas, Europe, Australia and Japan.

The symposium’s venue, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, combines the world’s leading collections of photography and film housed within the stately landmark Colonial Revival mansion that was George Eastman’s home from 1905 to 1932. The Museum is a National Historic Landmark. George Eastman, the founder of Eastman Kodak Company, is hailed as the father of modern photography and the inventor of motion picture film.

The Photographic Historical Society of Rochester, NY, is the first organized society devoted to photographic history and the preservation of photo antiques. Founded in 1966, it has a membership of about 120 individuals.  For more information see the Society’s web site at http://www.tphs.org.



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September 2013

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE! Restored Film to be Shown On Monday, Sept. 9, TPHS members are invited to the screening of “The Closet Murders: Resurrected,” a 27-minute movie shot on Super 8 film in Montreal in 1969. It was restored and edited by the team at Preserving The Past, and TPHS member Taylor Whitney. The Falcon Films Production by Susan Patrick will be be among several screened as part of the Rochester Movie Maker’s Shmoovies Film Festival from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Cinema Theatre at 957 S. Clinton. The cost is $10. Next meeting: Thursday, September 19, 2013
at: Barnes & Noble time: 7:30 p.m. 3344 Monroe Ave. Pittsford PlazaGuest Speaker: Mike Champlin
TOPIC: Kodak 16mm Kodacolor circa 1928
Mike Champlin will speak on Kodacolor, Eastman Kodacolor Safety Filmthe 1928 additive 16mm film process-not the color film of the 1950s. He will discuss its history and show a short video called “The Kodacolor Party” which he produced
We are also invited to a 5 p.m. red carpet pre-screening party at Rooney’s Restaurant at 90 Henrietta St. (off Goodman just east of Clinton). The appetizers are hosted; there will be a cash bar. Please rsvp to taylor@preservethepast.com For information see http://www.preservethepast.com/n ews/1377538439.html and Rochestermoviemakers.org/events/s hmoovies. rgbfor the 75th anniversary of the process. It is a newsreel about how Eastman debuted the process. Mike will also project some Kodacolor film so people can see what it actually looked like. He will conclude by discussing the challenges of bringing the process into the 21st century and show some work done at DeBergerac to transfer Kodacolor to HD. Mike is producer for DeBergerac Productions, based in Fairport, NY. debergeracproductions.com

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July 2013

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Next Gathering:

Join TPHS members for our annual picnic on Saturday Aug. 3 from 14 p.m. (eat at 2 p.m.)

Dick and Joan Haviland have graciously agreed to host the picnic in their historic mill and charming back yard right next to the waterfall!

Bring a dish to pass. The Havilands will provide iced tea, lemonade, hamburgers/hot dogs, buns and condiments and homemade ice cream.

The address is 17 1/2 Ontario St. in Honeoye Falls. Please park on the street unless handicapped access is needed. Please RSVP to the Bloemendaal’s at 5852886359 or jbloem@rochester.rr.com

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June 2013

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May 2013

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April 2013

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APRIL 15, 2013 MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT AND NEWS by Sharon Bloemendaal

Contact us:


P.O. Box 10342
Rochester, NY 14610

Visit us on the web: http://www.tphs.org

Check our Facebook page

Become a member:

6 month free trial

Annual dues: 20.00

individual membership

30.00 family membership

Dues are payable to: TPHS P.O. Box 10342 Rochester, NY 14610

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Next meeting: Thursday, April 18, 2013

at: Barnes & Noble
3344 Monroe Ave. Pittsford Plaza
time: 7:30 p.m.

Guest Speaker:

Stephen L. Schultz, chief technology officer of Pictometry International Corp. will speak.


In 1994, Steve Schultz, a 10year veteran of imaging science at the time, began work on developing an idea generated by a co-worker at RIT: can you develop a means to geo-reference oblique aerial images that would allow a user to measure 3D information within a single 2D image? Thus, Pictometry was born. From a proof of concept involving Lego(r) building blocks to the largest fleet of commercial aerial capture systems; Pictometry has grown tremendously over the past 20 years. See a recap of the innovations that have made that possible and the process behind them. He will share some of the first imagery captured, and some of the more “historic” images, such as events that unfolded as their planes were overhead. Check out http://www.Pictometry.com/

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March 2013


by Sharon Bloemendaal

The pdf is also available here.

Next meeting: Thursday, March 21, 2013

at:     Barnes & Noble               time:     7:30 p.m.

3344 Monroe Ave. –  Pittsford Plaza – find on Facebook

Guest Speaker:

Jim McGarvey will speak on “The DSLR: Born and Raised in Rochester.”

Jim joined Eastman Kodak Company as an electronics and software engineer in 1980. He designed the first DSLR digital cameras while in Kodak’s Federal Systems Division, beginning in 1987, and then led the development of the Kodak professional DCS digital cameras from 1990 through 2004. He holds eleven US patents on digital camera technology. McGarvey is now with D3 Engineering, LLC. He received his BS in computer science from Taylor University in 1980.

If you cannot attend the meeting check out http://eocamera.jemcgarvey.com

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