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You can contact us by email for general PHSNE info, call us at 781.893.0843 or send mail to the address at bottom of this page. A contract has been let for a new site design to come in 2020. Until then, you can find information and links below about the next meeting, Photographica, the snap shots monthly newsletter, the annual Journal, membership renewal, joining PHSNE, and additional contact info.

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The March 1st, 2020 meeting is The Magic of the Magic Lantern. Dick Moore will present a lantern show demonstrating a potpourri of lantern images and projection techniques and their mesmerizing effect on audiences. The presentations focus not only on the entertainment aspects of the lantern but provide an important venue to demonstrate how the lantern images impacted the way people learned about and viewed the world around them. Moore is past President of the Magic Lantern Society of the US and Canada.

For more info about the meeting see the March issue of snap shots. Directions to the venue are available on page 4 of snap shots. The meeting is open to the public.

Please go to our facebook page for updates on meetings, weather cancellations, events and other items of interest. The meeting starts 1:30 PM at:

Women's Club Workshop
72 Columbus Street
Newton Highlands, MA 02461

and is proceeded by an open meeting of the PHSNE Board starting at 11:00 AM.

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The next Photographica Show will be held on Saturday April 18th, 2020 at the Newton North High School, 457 Walnut St, Newtonville, MA 02460. See Photopgrahica for more info, or contact Show Manager John Dockery at or 781-592-2553.

snap shots

Snap shots is published and mailed to members monthly September through June presenting information about the next PHSNE meeting and other articles of interest to members and the photo history community. For snap shots questions, comments, submissions and open access to issues since 2005 online go to snap shots.

2019 Journal cover

The Journal

PHSNE's The Journal is printed annually and distributed to eligible members. It is also available for purchase on-line in printed and electronic form. For detailed info on the 2019 Journal, general Journal info, questions, comments, submissions and purchasing printed or electronic copies go to The Journal.


If you came to the site to renew your PHSNE membership, you may renew via PayPal below. Select your membership category and click the Pay Now button.

PHSNE Membership Renewal (September 1 through August 31)

If you wish to update your contact info at PHSNE you can update and return the pre-filled, printed form that came with the printed issues of snap shots. Or fill in the secure, online Google Form.

If you prefer to mail a printed renewal form with a check or money order, but do not have the pre-filled form mailed with issues of snap shots, you can print the PDF form, fill in the info, and mail it to the address on the form.

If you have any renewal or other membership questions, please contact Joe Walters by email at, call me at 617.826.9294, or send mail addressed to "Joe Walters, Membership Chair" at the PHSNE address below.

Contacting PHSNE

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Waltham MA 02453


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