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W. W. Winter
Derby's oldest photographers and contemporary portrait studio
Derby's oldest photographers and contemporary portrait studio

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In the Papers!
We have been excited and grateful to receive some local and national press coverage over the FORMAT17 Festival. The Derby Telegraph have been supportive as always, as have BBC East Midlands. You can see one of our images on BBC Local Live with Gavin Bevis  ...

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Well it's been a while since we blogged but a wonderful time for Winters! We are very fortunate to be based in Derby, home of the international biennial FORMAT photography festival. Over last 12 months we have been working with Greg Hobson (Curator of Photo...

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Researching Antiques
What is it? Sometimes the first question we have to ask when we uncover something new in the building is, 'What is it?' Some designs haven't changed much over the years and so it is easy to recognise an old tripod or a film canister. Other times it's not as...

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Derby Local Heritage
We were delighted to have a stand at this years 40th anniversary Derby Family History Festival held at Derby Central Library. We were bowled over by the number of people attending and their enthusiam and send our thanks to the Derbyshire Family History Soci...

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The Iloca Stereogram
Look what we found this week! A new old camera in our collection - an Iloca Stereo-Rapid. Iloca produced cameras between 1948 and 1960 and the Stereo-Rapid (also known as Stereograms) came around from 1955. On the front of the camera you can see 3D engraved...

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Skilled Artworkers
Studio and Gallery Walter William Winter advertised himself as as Artist in Photography. We are so used to being able to snap a photo on a camera or phone that we forget the artistry involved in producing a beautiful portrait. Winter came from a family of a...

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Feeling Lucky
The further we move through the process of opening up our archives the more serendipity seems to occur. From meeting sitters from photographs 50 years on to hosting The Cameron Collection to discovering so many interesting historical images - the rewards of...

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Historical Photos for the Home
As we get more and more interest in the historical images owned by Winters we have decided to make some of the images available to buy online via our website . We are just dipping our toe in the water at the moment but hope to expand the collection if there...

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Photos and Sketches
This weeks find in old an Ilford Film box are some broken glass negs. We have jigsawed them back together to take a look and have found two sets of matching photographs and drawings. Whilst photographs were being printed in the late 19th century, photograph...

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Dating Winter's Carte de Visite
Photo Albums We've had a lovely treat this week looking through a nineteenth century photo album owned by one of our volunteers. These beautiful bound albums were designed to hold carte de visite and the larger sized cabinet cards. This one may have been ow...
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