Welcome to the Exhibition

Two institutions– the Delaware Historical Society and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library– came together to tell the stories of small business, photography, and advertising. → include historic photos of Winterthur & DHS from the 1950s

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, businesses in the United States offered an increasingly wide array of goods and services. To entice customers and to celebrate their workplaces, owners and workers took advantage of new advertising strategies, including photography. Advancements in photographic processes provided the means to broaden the scope of who and what were represented through the photographic lens.