Category Archives: Antiques

Bob Capa, You Fake, 1936

Bob Capa was hardly the first war photographer to fake his “front-line battle pictures,” only the most famous. The Boer War produced a whole series of fake battle photos by photographers who didn’t want to risk getting shot taking the real … Continue reading

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Fake “Under Attack,” 1902

For a hundred years the Public Archives have been publishing this picture as a photo of possibly Canadians “Under Attack.” Carman Miller’s massive book on the Boer War is only one of the publications victimized by this fake combat picture, … Continue reading

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Great Canadian “Archives Canada” Fake, 1900

We’ve just found the oldest version of Canada’s most famous battlefield photo, published, by the Graphic, on Feb. 14, 1900, only seven weeks after it was taken. It proves conclusively, what we’ve maintained all along, that Canada’s most famous “combat” picture … Continue reading

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Great Canadian Election Memorabilia, 2011

With Canadians in the middle of a hot election campaign in April, 2011, the cunning Conservatives are handing out this “twofer” patriotic pisspot, to its core group of mostly rural voters, as a free gift for showing up at Steve Harper … Continue reading

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First Battlefield Use of a Wristwatch, 1900

The first events in history, recorded with a wristwatch, by Canadian Lt. James Mason, on Bloody Sunday, Feb. 18, 1900, at Paardeberg, South Africa. James must have had nerves of steel knowing that help could not reach him till long … Continue reading

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