The 2015 Martin & Bertha Glaser Award was presented to Todd Corneil with Todd’s Old Time Portrait Studio in Medora, North Dakota. The Martin & Bertha Glaser Memorial Award, established in 1998, is the highest honor in Antique & Amusement Photographers International. It is bestowed annually to a member who has given years of dedicated service to AAPI and the Old Time Photo industry. Todd Corneil is just that person. He has been involved in AAPI since 1995 and has been an active member of the Photo Contest Committee including serving as Chair this past year. He served on AAPI’s Board of Directors from 2008 to 2010 and has been behind the scenes help with the Conventions over the years. He is a shinning example of dedication to AAPI and the industry. Congratulations Todd!
June 17, 1926 – May 4, 2012
W.H. Brooks, better known as “Rebel,” 85 years young, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family May 4, 2012. Rebel, an AAPI charter member and Board member owned and operated Old Tyme Photos in St. Augustine, Florida for 23 years. He was inducted into the AAPI Hall of Fame in 2008.
He was born in Oklahoma in June 17, 1926. Rebel was an honorable veteran of World War II. He came to St. Augustine in 1987 and opened “Old Tyme Photo.” He retired from photography in 2008. To cherish his memories are his devoted loving life partner of 28 years, Carol Mundy; granddaughter, Shelly Stoddard, and her husband, Ben; great-grandchildren, Hannah and Joshua of Crystal, Minn.; stepson, Dwayne Mundy, and wife, Penny Nieman, of Gainesville; stepdaughter, Danita Mundy, and special friend, Kathleen Stark, of Palm Coast; step-granddaughters, Alex Looke, and husband, Dan, and Arielle Mundy of Tallahassee. Rebel was preceded in death by his children, Sherry and Dennis Brooks.
Bertha Furman Glaser
Bertha Glaser, mother of AAPI member Jack Glaser of Flashback Photos, passed away on August 13, 2011. Mrs. Glaser was preceded in death by her husband, Martin, for whom AAPI’s highest honor, the Martin Glaser Memorial Award, is named.
Mrs. Glaser was involved in the layout and design of the early Flashback Old Time Photo Studios and loved designing and buying costumes. According to her son Jack, “My mother enjoyed seeing customers having a good time while having their portrait taken.”
Mrs. Glaser rests at Forest Lawn Cemetery near Norfolk, Virginia.
Anthony (Tony) Bohanan
Old Time Photographer and longtime member of AAPI Anthony Bohanan passed away March 30.
Tony, with his life partner, Julie Ann Gubisch, operated Tony’s Old Time Photo Studio in downtown Victoria, British Columbia, the studio he founded more than a quarter century ago.
Tony had many friends among AAPI members who will remember him for his fun-loving personality and for his signature clerical collar and black coat.
A native of Liverpool, England, Tony was born August 2, 1931. He led an adventurous life as a traveler to many destinations across the world. He served in the National Service Gurkah Greenhoward British Army for four years and with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police auxiliary during the 1970s. Immigrating to Canada with the dream of locating in British Columbia, Tony had a real passion for photography that led him to open Tony’s Old Time Photo Studio. For the past 25 years he has entertained thousands of visitors and tourists from across the globe.
His colleagues in the local Downtown Victoria Business Association wrote that Tony’s passing marked the “death of a downtown institution.”
“His good sense of humor and love of joke-telling will be sorely missed, not just by his friends in the downtown, but his friends all over the world. His business will still continue with his partner in life and in business at the helm.”
Services were held April 6 in Victoria, with internment at Royal Oak Burial Park. Donations in Tony’s memory may be made to British Columbia Cancer Agency.