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      Open for Business: Photography, Trade, and Self-Image, 1870–1950 in Wilmington


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      December 7, 2019

      Saturday  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (weekly Tuesday through Sunday until January 5, 2020)

      5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
      Wilmington, Delaware 19807

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      Open for Business: Photography, Trade, and Self-Image, 1870–1950

      September 10, 2019–January 5, 2020

      A 19th-century prosthetics workshop, a jazz club featured in the Green Book, and a Polish-American car dealership are vastly different businesses, but owners and workers at all three turned to photography to portray themselves and their work. Open for Business: Photography, Trade, and Self-Image, 1870–1950, a student-curated exhibit at Winterthur Museum, Garden, & Library, examines how photography helped small business owners to advertise and represent their shops, goods, and workers. Visitors will encounter historic photographs and objects and explore how entrepreneurship and photography were intertwined. By partnering with the Delaware Historical Society, Open for Business also showcases local business histories, including popular 20th-century Wilmington locales such as The Spot Café, Elsie’s Chicken, and Federal Bakery. The exhibit includes personal interviews and crowdsourced photographs in addition to more than 30 objects from the Winterthur and Delaware Historical Society collections. It will be on view in the Winterthur Galleries.

      Photo credit: Courtesy, Winterthur Library

      Cost: Payment required - $6-$20 per nonmember. Members free.

      Categories: Museums & Attractions

      This event repeats weekly Tuesday through Sunday until January 5, 2020:

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.