Friday, 18 March 2016

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 the research are rich.

This week we are feeling especially lucky as we have had an exquisite donation.
On the back of discovering many old retouching kits, we have been gifted a an antique retouching light box.

Needless to say we are really grateful for the gift and will be using it in one of our room sets - we have just registered for Heritage Open Days 2016 and hope to have an extra room open by September!

The retouching station above will sit perfectly amongst our other retouching tools including this airbrush as well as our sets of pencils and watercolours.

Friday, 11 March 2016

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 is the demand.

We have chosen some of our favourite; beautiful images in themselves, and places that will resonate with Derby locals.

Longing for lazy days in the sunshine we have selected Regatta on the River Derwent dated 1907. There is a lovely idylic quality to the image with the soft haze and ripples on the river.

For those with Derby connections, we had to include Iron Gate Derby and the iconic view up the hill to the Cathedral with its 16th century tower.

And my personal favourite, The Hollow, Littleover. Remember when we used to have real snow and everything felt peaceful?

We hope these images make you feel as magical as they do for us!

We are offering them for sale fully framed with a crystal (almost invisible) laminate finish so you wont have to worry about reflections of glass. P&P is included for UK mainland but just contact us if you would like shipping further afield!