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Contemporary Portrait Studio in Derby
Contemporary Portrait Studio in Derby

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Personal Histories III
Enchanting Histories Tracing personal histories is certainly addictive. When you know someone has worked in the same place, sat at the same table, worn away the same steps, and made friendships in the same place as you, learning about these people of the pa...
Personal Histories III
Personal Histories III
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Personal Histories II
Families, Photos, and Tracing Links to Today Staff Stories One of the main early and long serving employees of W. W. Winter was Samuel Wain. We have highlighted him in some of our social media posts as he was present in a number of staff studio portraits. S...
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Personal Histories
Ancestry searches! We are slowly working our way through an old ledger that lists Winter's staff names, wages, and addresses, from November 1889 to May 1902. Many of the entries are quite vague - no first name or initials, no job titles. But, there are cont...
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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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Celebrations!
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...
Celebrations!
Celebrations!
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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...
Researching Antiques
Researching Antiques
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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...
Derby Local Heritage
Derby Local Heritage
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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...
The Iloca Stereogram
The Iloca Stereogram
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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...
Skilled Artworkers
Skilled Artworkers
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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...
Feeling Lucky
Feeling Lucky
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