Membership Info
Our Annual Show

Our 34th annual PSPCS Sale, Swap & Show of pre-owned, collectible and antique photographica. This is the largest one day show in the Western United States and will be held on April 12, 2014 at Kent Commons in Kent, Washington. (525 Fourth Ave N Kent, WA 98032)

For General Show Information: General admission at 10 am is $5.00, or buy an Early-in at 8:30 am for $15.00. The show hours are 8:30 am to about 4 pm.

For additional information contact: Harold Beyea (below) or click on the below link to our show registration site.

Link for Show information and dealer registration

Harold Beyea
(206) 232-7328


Each year your Show Committee works diligently to fine a speaker to present our special Friday evening meeting talk to kick off our Show Experience Weekend.

 ***********   This year the presentation is again on Friday night  ***********

The tradition of the annual Show Experience talk, which started in 2002, will continue.  On Friday April 11th members and guests can discover more about Magic Lanterns and it's history in the Pacific Northwest

Presentation by the Magic-Lantern Group NW:

A Stereopticon show with illustrated views.  One of the wonders that Victorian audiences had for
entertainment was a magic lantern show, or, as we Americans often called them, a stereopticon show, meaning “true to life,” not a stereo projection. Magic lantern shows were the
combination of projected images, live narration, and some times live music. They were incredibly popular 100 years ago.

The Magic-Lantern Group NW is a group of individuals from The Magic Lantern Society of the United States and Canada.
The society was officially founded January 1, 1979. It began as a dream by a group of lantern enthusiasts in the State of Washington. The group provides programs, displays and activities about the magic lantern.

We have a rich history of magic lanterns in the northwest …

A Stereopticon show with illustrated views on April 11:
Coming is an opportunity to see and hear about the magic lantern society and some of the history of lantern slide use here in the northwest.
Learn about:
• Moving images before the invention of the movies
• The “Flanders 20”
• The story of a “Pathfinding Expedition”
• Photographers and photographic mishaps
• Individuals that helped the Good Road Movement
• The secret that was part of the “Pathfinding Expedition”

The presentation is FREE and refreshments will be served.

  April 11th, from 7:00 pm to 8 pm 
Where: Kent Commons - 525 Fourth Ave N Kent, WA.