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William Walter Winter (1842-1924) of Derby
Biographical Notes - Card Types - Portfolio - Dating Study - References - Acknowledgements
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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES

William Walter (or Walter William) Winter was born at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk in 1842, son of Cornelius Jansen Walter Winter (1819-1891), a portrait and animal painter, and his wife Anna Self Shipston. Winter started off as an assistant to E.N. Charles at 2 Midland Road. When the latter died in March 1863, Winter married Charles' widow Sarah and took over the business (Savage, 2003). According to Craven (1993), this took place some time after 1866. The Picture the Past web site has an image of a photograph attributed to E.N. Charles & W.W. Winter. This photo shows the presentation of the "Florence Nightingale Lifeboat" to the R.N.L.I. in front of the Stationers' Hall in Derby, an event which took place on 22 April 1865.

W.W. Winter advertised himself in Wright's 1874 Trade Directory as a photographic artist and dealer in works of art, with premises at Midland Road, Derby. In 1881, he had a studio at 22 & 24 Midland Road - and resided at 3 Midland Road - but had moved his premises to number 45 by 1887. A carte de visite, dated tentatively at c. 1895, demonstrates that Winter had a branch studio at Matlock, located near Smedley's Hydro, at this time, although it may have been short-lived. By 1891, his wife Sarah had died, and in 1889 Walter married a second time, to Hannah Ness Ruddle (born ) at St. Pancras, London. She bore him at least two daughters and a son, although their elder daughter Eleanor Frances died in 1900, aged 10.

He was an Alderman, retired in 1909, and sold the firm in the following year. The business continued to operate under the name W.W. Winter, and from at least 1912 had additional premises at 22 St. Peter's Churchyard, Derby (Craven, 1993). Winter himself died in 1924. The business is still operating today, from their premises at the Alexandra Room Studios, built to a design by the Derby architect Henry Isaac Stevens (Savage, 2003).

I am greatly indebeted to Jane Steer, who has provided me with a scan of an article about Winter from "Derby Illustrated," dated 1891, from the Derby Local Studies Library (Accession No. 9776) which includes a photograph of the premises (see below). A full transcript of the article follows:

The Alexandra Studios, Midland Road, Image © Derby Local Studies Library & Courtesy of Jane Steer

Extract from "Derby - Illustrated," 1891, p. 98-99
Mr. W.W. Winter, Photographer and Artist, The Alexandra Studios, Midland Road

"An account of Derby without the mention of Mr. W.W. Winter, the foremost of its photographers, would be as incomplete as the proverbial play of Hamlet with the part of the Prince of Denmark omitted, "by particular desire." The Alexandra Studios, of Midland Road, are as much an institution in the ancient borough as the Royal "Crown" Procelain Works, Mr. Bass' palace of literature, science and art, the Arboretum, or the Town Hall itself. Mr. Winter's ornate galleries are within a couple of minutes' walk from the Central Station, where converge the main lines of the Midland, the London and North Western, and the North Staffordshire Companies; while the tram-car service brings the Great Northern Terminus in easy proximity. This ready access to Mr. Winter's ateliers affords the stranger passing through Derby, and waiting for a connecting train, a pleasant place of resort in which to turn his forced leisure to agreeable account. This graceful treasure-house of Art covers a large area, and comprises several elegant reception rooms, perfect operating apartments, a picture gallery of fine proportions, and the various departments devoted to manipulating and printing processes. In addition to these are picture framing and gilding departments. On the opposite side of Midland Road is a branch shop which was, indeed, the nucleus of the present unique establishment; and where, in the days of the mystery of sun-picturing was in its infancy, Mr Winter succeeded to the business of the late Mon. Charles. That is about thirty years ago. Since then so art or science has made more remarkable progress than photography. The vast development of the important discovery which Daguerre and Isidore Niepce were fortunate enough to bring within the range of practicability, to the splendid results obtained in England by Colonel Waterhouse, Captain Abney, Wortley, Simpson, Herschel, and others; in France, by MM. Gadicke and Miethe, and in Germany, by Dr. Eder and Dr. Vogel, furnishes a romantic record, both as regards theory and practice. Mr. Winter has kept himself well abreast of all these advances. He has treated photography as something more than a trade or profession; and his well-earned reputation, and fashionable clientéle, have been acquired by his devotion to the cherished Art in all relations to its scientific improvement."

"That Mr. Winter excels in portraiture cannot be denied, for the number of prize medals of the most coveted classes which have been awarded to him in this particular branch afford abundant testimony to his surpassing successes, and at once disarm criticism. These portraits are distinguished by exquisite softenss, delicacy, and beauty, by a nice precision of touch, and by an innate artistic attention to every minute detail, selection of pose, and skill in chiaroscuro. Mr. Winter has achieved some notable triumphs in instantaneous photography by rapid lenses and special plates. These have every claim to be regarded as finished Art productions. Indeed, each example of his work aims to be a photo-picture. In platino-type, Mr. Winter exhibits chef d'oeuvres of the highest excellence. His landscapes are characterised by a mastery of lineal proportion, aeriel perspective, transparency of shadow, and breadth of tone and feeling. His frost studies are technically very good, and the "shots" he had at the Queen and the myriad crowd at Derby on her Majesty's visit to the town on the 21st of May, 1891, are in every respect successful, for individual faces come out distinctly from a throng of many thousands of loyal subjects. This is all the more commendable when it is taken into consideration that the atmospheric conditions were most unfavourable, that there was a movement of the horses of the troops, and that the wind affected banners and bunting. Inspecting and admiring Mr. Winter's studios, one cannot fail to be struck by the special attention he has bestowed on genre, or artistic studies - photographs that supply an incident, or tell a story, sometimes humourous, sometimes pathetic. In these clever objective studies he is decidedly sui generis, and none but himself in this direction is his own parallel. There is nothing showy or meretricious in these careful transcripts of human life and character, for Mr. Winter believes the old axiom, "Ars est celare artem." Mr. Winter warmly recognises the relation between photography and painting - his father was a painter of repute - and his annual Fine Art Exhibitions at his own rooms have for some years past been an annual feature in the life of Derby. Open alike to professionals and amateurs, stimulated by liberal prizes, these competitions have been of a most pleasing character, and have received the imprimatur of the peerage and the people, the praise of both the aristocracy and the aspiring artist. To the artisitic instinct, and the nervous intellectual temperament, Mr. Winter joins business capacity of a rare order, and the talent of using his undeniable abilities. He possesses wonderful practical and administrative power, and his energy is indomitable."

Mr. W.W. Winter, Photographer and Artist, Image © & Courtesy Derby Local Studies Library
W.W. Winter's studio in Derby, October 2007, Image © 2007 Brett Payne

"Although his business is so extensive, demanding a staff of twenty-five professional assistants, none of Mr. Winter's commissions are done by deputy ; for every picture, from the now humble carte-de-visite to the more popular cabinet, or the more elaborate enlargement, passes through his hands for approval; and to this immediate personal supervision may be attributed the fact that no faulty work leaves the establishment. A thoroughly representative man in Derby, he enters into church and municipal affairs with ability, experience and zeal. There is no more respected member of the Town Council, and he has commemorated his connection with the Corporation by presenting to the town, for the enrichment of the Guildhall, life-size and permanent portraits of successive Mayors of Derby, three of whom, during the last few years, have received the honour of knighthood, and one the distinction of a baronetcy. This municipal picture gallery will, in the course of time, become of historic value. Mr. Winter has been awarded no less than 57 medals during the past eight years; they represent 10 nationalities, 30 different cities and towns, and 48 separate exhibitions where he has met foemen worthy of his steel."


If you have any further information about William Walter Winter and his studio, or if you have any photographs by Winter, please email me. I welcome contributions of images to increase the variety of coverage on this site. If you are able to identify or have an interest in any of the subjects in the photographs shown below, I would also be very keen on hearing from you.
CARD TYPES
Image © & Courtesy of Derby Local Studies Library Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens
Type I Front & Back
Used c. 1864-1865 (est.), Large Coat of Arms, Two fonts,
Red ink on white card, Small sans-serif upper-case
"W.W.WINTER.late M.CHARLES,PHOTO. DERBY." on front.
Type II Front & Back
Used c. 1865-1868 (est.), Cherubs, camera & oak leaves,
Four fonts, Brown ink on white card,
Small sans-serif upper-case "WINTER DERBY." on front.

Image © & Courtesy of Derby Local Studies Library Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens
Type III Front & Back
Used c. 1867-1872 (est.), Small Coat of Arms in Ornate Frame,
Three fonts, Pale blue & black ink on white card,
Medium serif upper-case "WINTER, DERBY." on front.
Type IV Front & Back
Used c. 1869-1873 (est.), Small Coat of Arms,
Three fonts, Red ink on white card,
Small sans-serif upper-case "WINTER DERBY." & green frame on front.

Type V
Engraving of W.W. Winter shop front with text (five fonts) and simple ivy. Curved "DERBY." and very small tendril at bottom. Examples of maroon ink/pale pink card and dark brown ink/white card known). Small sans-serif upper-case "WINTER, DERBY." on front. Used c. 1874-1879. (est.)
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Brett Payne Image © & Courtesy of Brett Payne
Type Va Front & Back
Maroon ink on pale pink card
Type Vb Front & Back
Dark brown ink on white card

Type VI
Diagonal "W.W. Winter" signature with text (two fonts) and simple ivy. Curved "DERBY." and simple tendril at bottom. Various colours of card (white, pale pink and dark brown examples known) and ink (black and purple examples known). Small sans-serif upper-case "WINTER DERBY" on front. Used c. 1874-1877 (est.). Negative numbers include 2497(?).
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Image © & Courtesy of Samantha Smith Image © & Courtesy of Samantha Smith Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Type VIa Front
Black ink on dark brown card
Type VIa Back
Black ink on dark brown card
Type VIb Back
Purple ink on pale pink card
Type VIc Back
Purple ink on white card

Type VII
Diagonal "W.W. Winter" signature with text (two fonts) and simple ivy. Curved "DERBY." and simple tendril at bottom. All as in Type VI, but bottom block of text changed and additional text, "ALL NEGATIVES PRESERVED". Purple ink on variously coloured card (white, pale violet and pale yellow examples known). Small sans-serif upper-case "WINTER DERBY." on front. Often sold with pink tissue protector. Used c. 1877-1880 (est.). Negative numbers include 11991-28282.
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Courtesy of Sally Betts
Type VIIa Front & Back
Purple ink on pale yellow card
Type VIIb Back
Purple ink on pale violet card
Type VIIc Back
Purple ink on white card

Image © & Courtesy of Samantha Smith Image © & Courtesy of Samantha Smith Image © & Courtesy of Cynthia Maddock Image © & Courtesy of Cynthia Maddock
Type VIId Front & Back
Variety used for copied prints
Purple ink on pale yellow card
Inscribed, "COPIED BY WINTER, DERBY." on the front
Type VIIe Front & Back
Variety used for permanent carbonotype prints
Purple ink on pale yellow card. "WWW" monongram & inscription,
"PERMANENT CARBONOTYPE WINTER, DERBY." on the front

Type VIII
Similar to Type VII but redesigned & printed by Marion Imp Paris. Longer tendril at bottom, and solid red border on front. Used c.1878-1880.
Image © & Courtesy of Prue McKay Type IX
Gem tintype. Gold ink on pale blue card. Used c. 1881.
Image © & Courtesy of Prue McKay Image © & Courtesy of Prue McKay Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens
Type VIII Front & Back
Used c. 1875-1879 (est.)
Purple ink on white card
Type IX Front & Back

Type X
Diagonal "W.W. Winter" signature with text (two fonts) and simple ivy. Curved "DERBY." All as in Type VII, but longer tendril at bottom and no tendril above N of ALEXANDRA. Small sans-serif upper-case "WINTER DERBY" on front. Used c. 1879-1882 (est.). Negative numbers include 28893-30711.
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Type Xa Front & Back
Purple ink on pale violet card
Type Xb Front & Back
Purple ink on pale violet card

Type XI
Similar to Type VII but redesigned. Straight "DERBY", tendril at bottom different, and and no tendril above N of ALEXANDRA. Used c. 1880-1883. Negative numbers include 23143-30842.
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Type XI Front & Back
Used c. 1881-1884
Purple ink on pale violet card

Type XII
Similar to Type VII with curved "DERBY," but no central tendril above "ND" of "ALEXANDRA". Often sold with pink tissue protector. Used c. 1881-1884 (est.).
Image © & Collection of Barbara Ellison Image © & Collection of Barbara Ellison
Image © & Courtesy of Barbara Ellison Image © & Courtesy of Barbara Ellison Image © & Courtesy of Robert Silverwood Image © & Courtesy of Robert Silverwood
Type XIIa Front & Back
Purple ink on pink card
Type XIIb Front & Back
Purple ink on pale yellow card.

Type XIII
Similar to Type XII but tendril
at bottom curves in opposite
direction. Used c.1884-1886.
Includes negative no. 53121.
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Type XIV
Midget carte de visite; mount measures 34 x 49 mm. Used c.1883-1888.
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens
Type XIII Front & Back
Used c. 1884-1886
Brown ink on white card
Type XIV Front
Used c. 1881-1885
Carte Midget, red text with signature-type "Winter" on front

Type XV
Redesigned version of diagonal "W.W. Winter" signature with text (two fonts) and ivy. Straight "DERBY." Similar to Type XI, but more ornate ivy. "W.W.Winter" signature and small sans-serif upper-case "DERBY" on front (also "THE ALEXANDRA ROOMS" on cabinet). Cabinet card shows similar design plus coat of arms, enclosed in elaborate frame. Used c. 1883-1886 (est.). Negative numbers include sequence 46664-50442.
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Courtesy of Robert Silverwood
Type XVa Front & Back
Maroon text on white card
Type XVb Front & Back
Red ink on white card

Type XVI-1 "Two Medals"
Early version of Type XVI (see below). Used c. 1884-1886 (est.). Negative numbers include 5216?.
Image © & Collection of Derby Local Studies Library Image © & Collection of Derby Local Studies Library
Type XVI-1 Front & Back
Brown text on white/buff card

Type XVI "Three Medals"
Diagonal "W.W. Winter" signature with text (two fonts) and ornate ivy. Straight "DERBY." Similar to Type XIV, but additional text describing medals awarded. "W.W.Winter" signature and small sans-serif upper-case "DERBY" on front. Printed by "Reeves & Hoare, London." Used c. 1885-1886 (est.). Negative numbers include 55135-61183.
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Courtesy of John Bradley Image © & Collection of Derby Local Studies Library
Type XVIa Front & Back
Red-brown ink on white card
Carte de visite
Type XVIb Back
Red ink on white card
Carte de visite
Type XVIc Back
Brown ink on white card
Cabinet card

Type XVII "Five Medals"
New design with five medals. Medium "W.W.Winter" signature and small sans-serif upper-case "THE ALEXANDRA ROOMS, DERBY." on front. Printed by Reeves & Hoare, London E.C. Used c. 1886 (est.).
Type XVIII "Nine Medals"
New design with coat of arms and text (ten fonts). Dark brown ink on white card. Large "W.W.Winter" signature and small sans-serif upper-case "THE ALEXANDRA ROOMS, DERBY." on front, in brown ink. Used c. 1886-1887 (est.). Negative numbers include 63707.
Image © & Courtesy of John Palmer Image © & Courtesy of John Palmer Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Type XVII Front & Back
Cabinet card
Type XVIII Front & Back
Cabinet card

Type XIX "Nine Medals"
New design with nine medals. "W.W.Winter" signature and small sans-serif upper-case "DERBY" in brown ink on front ("THE ALEXANDRA ROOMS, DERBY." on cabinet cards). Used c. 1886-1887 (est.). Negative numbers include 66933-69267.
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Type XIXa Front & Back
Carte de visite
Type XIXb Front & Back
Cabinet card

Type XX "Nine Medals - Gold"
Identical medals design to Type XIX but gold ink used on front. Used c. 1886-1888 (est.). Negative numbers include 64872-72756.
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Type XXI "Sixteen Medals"
New medals design, similar in format to Typex XIX & XX.
Used c. 1888-1890 (est.). Negative numbers include 68819-69977.

Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Type XX Front & Back
Carte de visite, Brown ink on white card, Large "W.W.Winter" signature & "THE ALEXANDRA ROOMS, DERBY." in gold ink on front
Type XXI Front & Back
Cabinet card, Brown ink on white card, Large "W.W.Winter" signature & "THE ALEXANDRA ROOMS, DERBY." in gold ink on front.

Type XXII "Thirty Four Medals"
New design with 34 medals. Large "W.W.Winter" signature & "THE ALEXANDRA ROOMS, DERBY" in gold ink on front. Dark green ink on white card & black ink on pale rose card. Used c. 1890-1891 (est.). Negative numbers include 71561-76938.
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Deborah Bowen
Type XXIIa Front & Back
Carte de visite
Dark green ink on white card
Type XXIIb Back
Carte de visite
Black ink on pale rose card
Type XXIIc Back
Cabinet card
Dark green ink on white card

Type XXIII "Forty Four Medals"
New design with 44 medals. Large "W.W.Winter" signature & "THE ALEXANDRA ROOMS, DERBY" in gold ink on front. Dark green or black ink on white card. Used c. 1890-1892 (est.). Negative numbers include 77...
Type XXIV "57 Medals"
New design with 57 medals. Large "W.W.Winter" signature & "THE ALEXANDRA ROOMS, DERBY" in gold ink on front. Dark green ink on white card. Used c. 1891-1893 (est.). Negative numbers include 80852-83598.
Image © & Courtesy of Sue Stewart Image © & Courtesy of Sue Stewart Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Type XXIII Front
Carte de visite
Black ink on pale rose card
Type XXIV Front
Carte de visite
Dark green ink on white card

Type XXV "58 Medals"
New design with 58 medals. Large "W.W.Winter" signature & "THE ALEXANDRA ROOMS, DERBY" in gold ink on front. Dark green ink on white or pale rose card. Used c. 1892-1894 (est.). Negative numbers include 84218-89822.
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Type XXVa Front & Back
Carte de visite
Dark green ink on white card
Type XXVb Front & Back
Cabinet card
Dark green ink on white card

Type XXVI "60 Medals"
New design with 60 medals. Large "W.W.Winter" signature & "THE ALEXANDRA ROOMS, DERBY" in gold ink on front. Black ink on pale rose card & olive brown ink on white card. Used c. 1892-1896 (est.). Negative numbers include 93735-98735.
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Image © & Courtesy of David Simkin Image © & Courtesy of David Simkin Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Type XXVIa Front & Back
Carte de visite (rounded corners)
Black ink on pale rose card
Type XXVIb Front & Back
Cabinet card (square corners)
Olive brown ink on white card
Image © Mary Fritchley & Courtesy of John Palmer
Type XXVIc
Cabinet Card (square corners)
Used c. 1893-1896

Type XXVII Type XXVIII Midget Cartes, various sizes
Image © & Courtesy of Martin Jackson Image © & Courtesy of Ron Cosens Image © & Courtesy of Nigel Aspdin Image © & Courtesy of Nigel Aspdin
Type XXVII
Cabinet Card (square corners)
Used c. 1895-1899
Type XXVIII
Midget Carte 41 x 82 mm
(rounded corners)
Used c. 1898-1904
Type XXVIIIa
Midget Carte 40.5 x 81.5 mm
(rounded corners)
Used c. 1893-1894
Type XXVIIIb
Midget Carte 50 x 70.5 mm
(rounded corners)
Used c. 1894-1899

Type XXIX "65 Medals"
New design with 65 medals. New large "W.W.Winter Derby" signature in gold ink on front. Brown, olive or gold ink on white card. Cabinet cards (square corners). Used c. 1895-1903 (est.). Negative numbers include 96137-101901.
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Image © & Courtesy of Robert Silverwood Image © & Courtesy of Robert Silverwood Image © & Image © & Courtesy of Deborah Bowen
Type XXIXa Front & Back
Cabinet card (square corners)
Brown ink on white card
Type XXIXb Front & Back
Cabinet card (square corners)
Olive ink on white card

Type XXX "65 Medals & Electric Light" v.1
New design: signature, shield, crown, electric light, ivy & text (6 fonts)
Cabinet card (square corners), brown ink on white card. Used c.1900-1905 (est.) Negative numbers include 111034
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Type XXIXc Front & Back
Cabinet card (square corners)
Gold ink on white card
Type XXX Front & Back
Cabinet card (rounded corners)
Brown ink on white card

Type XXXI "65 Medals & Electric Light" v.2
Variety of Large Format Portraits with a new "Art Nouveau" style design, signature, electric lampshade, clouds & text (c.10 fonts), brown/black ink on buff card mount. Used c. 1898-1905. Negative numbers include 97588-119173
Image © & Courtesy of Robert Silverwood Image © & Courtesy of Robert Silverwood Image © & Courtesy of Nigel Aspdin Image © & Courtesy of Nigel Aspdin
Type XXXIa Front & Back
Size 131 x 182 mm
Type XXXIb Front & Back
Size 201 x 246 mm

Type XXXII
Square mount with embossed circular frame. Plain back. Negative numbers include 119225-119225.
Image © & Courtesy of Nigel Aspdin
Type XXXII Front
Size ? x ? mm

Other Formats
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Courtesy of Cynthia Maddock Image © & Courtesy of Cynthia Maddock
Embossed rectangular frame. Studio name printed in lower left corner
Size: Mount 179 x 248 mm Photo 98.5 x 144 mm
Blank reverse. Negative number 115592. Used c. 1905-1915
Bevelled edge. Studio name blind stamped in lower right corner
Size: 84 x 131 mm (no margins)
Blank reverse. Negative number 170091. Used c. 1930s
Image © Brenda Rowland & courtesy of John Palmer
Bevelled edge. Studio name signed in pencil in lower right corner
Size: 76 x 102 mm (no margins)
Blank reverse. Used c. 1920s

Postcard Formats
Image © & Courtesy of Robert Silverwood Image © & Courtesy of Barbara Ellison Image © & Collection of Cynthia Maddock
Postcard Type A
No stamp box. Marked "Winter, Photo, Derby" up RHS. Used c. 1910s or 1920s
Postcard Type B
Rectangular stamp box with small star. "WW Winter Derby" blind stamped in lower right-hand corner. Used c. 1910s-1920s
Postcard Type C
Horseshoe stamp box. Marked "W.W. Winter, The Photographer, Derby" up LHS & "WW Winter Derby" blind stamped in lower right-hand corner. Used c. 1920s
Image © & Collection of Brett Payne Image © & Collection of Brett Payne
Postcard Type D Front & Reverse
Simple rectangular stamp box. "WW Winter Derby" blind stamped in lower right-hand corner. Used c. late 1920s or early 1930s
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REFERENCES

1841-1901 UK Census from Ancestry.com
FreeBMD
North East Midland Photographic Record - Picture the Past
University of Leicester's Digital Library of Historical Directories
John Palmer's Wirksworth Web Site
Andy Savage's Derby Photos web site
Craven, Maxwell (ed.) (1993) Keene's Derby, Breedon Books, Derby, pp. 200-202. - by kind courtesy of Sonia Addis-Smith

Trade Directory entries

Harrod & Co. (1870) Postal & Commercial Directory of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland & Staffordshire.

Wright C.N. (1874) Directory of South Derbyshire, Third Edition, October 1874, Derby.

Anon (1881) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, Kelly & Co., London.

Anon (1887) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, Kelly & Co., London.

Anon (1891) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland & Nottinghamshire, Kelly & Co., London. University of Leicester's Digital Library of Historical Directories

Anon (1895) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, Kelly & Co. Limited, London.

Anon (1895) History, Topography, and Directory of Derbyshire, T. Bulmer & Co. - by kind courtesy of Sonia Addis-Smith

Anon (1912) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire 1912, Kelly's Directories Ltd., London.

Anon (1917) Chesterfield Year Book & Directory for 1917, Printed by The Derbyshire Courier, Chesterfield, Dec 1916 - by kind courtesy of Rita Effnert

Anon (1932) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire 1932, Kelly's Directories Ltd., London.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Images and information kindly provided by Nigel Aspdin, Derby Local Studies Library, Kevin Rhodes, Margaret Thompson, Jo Bevan, Prue McKay, Jane Steer, Kevin Rhodes, Leonie Cousin, Cynthia Maddock, John Palmer, Ron Cosens, Marcel Safier, Henry Griffiths, Sally Betts, Martin Jackson, David Hutchings, Graham Robinson, Samantha Smith, David Simkin, Roger Vaughan, Sue Stewart, Christine Hibbert, Robert Silverwood, Mary Fritchley, Brenda Rowland, Tristan Martin and Brett Payne. [Contributers]


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