People Places and Things: Historical black-and-white images of daily life in Derby over 165 years

W W Winter Ltd is the longest-running photography business in Britain, and possibly the world. Founded in Derby in 1852, the business has been operating from its original studio premises since 1867 and contains an archive of thousands of negatives and prints, as well as various objects and ephemera relating to the history and practice of the business.

Soon to be showing at the Derby Museum and Art Gallery, People Places and Things will display a range of images from the W W Winter archive, forming an important record of the interwoven personalities, industries and changing landscapes of the city of Derby over the past 165 years. From shopfronts to sportsmen, factory production lines to family portraits, IBTimesUK presents a selection of the historic photographs that will go on display:

People, Places and Things will go on display at the Derby Museum and Art Gallery from 24 March 2017 to 11 June. The exhibition is also part of FORMAT, the UK's largest photography festival, which runs from 24 March – 23 April 2017.

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Research has revealed that the boy in this photo is Frank Abrahart (1916 - 1982), who suffered from a rare congenial deficiency of the legs, taken in the yard at the back of the family home on Whitaker Street, Normanton circa 1920's,W.W.Winter Ltd
Lancaster and Thorpe's shopfront, Sadler Gate, Derby, date unknownW.W.Winter Ltd
Christmas display outside the premises of W Tickner Fish and Poultry sales St Thomas Street, Derby, taken sometime before the First World WarW.W.Winter Ltd
View of purpose-built studio before electric lighting was installed, circa 1900 W.W.Winter Ltd
Family group taken at the W W Winter studio, circa 1970sW.W.Winter Ltd
Christmas Production circa 1930sW.W.Winter Ltd
Women packing and checking Snowfire cream and powder at F W Hampshire Ltd. in Derby circa 1930sW.W.Winter Ltd
American Pullman cars being assembled at Derby in 1874 for use on the Midland RailwayW.W.Winter Ltd
View across St Peter's Street, which was one of the principle shopping streets of Derby during the Edwardian eraW.W.Winter Ltd
Winter's daylight photographic studio after the introduction of electric lighting, circa 1910W.W.Winter Ltd
Railway Staff are seen in front of locomotive and tender delivered to Derby in September 1926. For some reason, the background has been removed on the negative, using 'opaque’W.W.Winter Ltd
Edwardian studio portrait of a young girl surrounded by foliage and garlands of apples and tomatoes, possibly a competition entryW.W.Winter Ltd
A member of Derby Rowing Club in his rowing attire, circa 1900W.W.Winter Ltd

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