Details about RARE RP CHILDRENS ENT WARD DERBYSHIRE HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN, NORTH ST DERBYSee original listing
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22 Jun, 2014 16:46:30 BST
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Sutton-in-Ashfield, United Kingdom
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|Seller notes:||“The corners & edges are bumped & scuffed & there are a couple of tiny nicks, there is also a small 1cm tear, on the bottom edge, about 4cm's in from the lower right corner. There are also a few small dirty marks on the front and the back is a little grubby too. Also (over the years) the darker parts of the photograph have gone slightly iridescent. This is called 'Silvering', which is a result of Silver migrating from the paper's emulsion to the surface of the paper & this occurs quite often with early photographs. Overall I would class this postcard as being in an acceptable condition for its age ... and I believe this postcard is quite rare; it would be a smashing addition, to any collection”|
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Social & Medical History
RARE ANTIQUE 'REAL PHOTO' SHOWING CHILD PATIENTS & NURSES, ON THE 'EAR, NOSE & THROAT' WARD, OF THE DERBYSHIRE HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN, NORTH STREET & DUFFIELD ROAD, DERBY ... Date c.1910-1915
Truly wonderful image & a genuine antique RP (Real Photo) type postcard; which I believe to be quite rare. It shows a view of young children & nurses on the children's ward at the 'Derbyshire Children's Hospital for Sick Children', which once stood on the corner of North Street & Duffield Road, in Derby. The foundation stone for the 'Children's Hospital' was laid on 11th of June 1882 by Michael Thomas BASS and the hospital opened in 1883. It was built to replace the hospital that previously stood on Duffield Road. The Hospital served the City of Derby until 1996, when the hospital closed & was later demolished.
Interestingly when I enlarged the image, I noticed writing on the blanket (the blanket covering the knees of child in the Wheelchair) and I believe it reads 'E.N.T' ... which if correct, would mean this particular ward was for the treatment or surgery related to 'Ear, Nose & Throat' conditions ... and seeing as there are two children in the photo with bandages around their heads & ears, this would also lead me to believe it to be a children's ward for 'Ear, Nose & Throat' complaints.
This postcard was taken directly from an old postcard album that I acquired from a local flea market. Coming direct from an old album, would usually lead me to believe the postcard has been kept in the same album for numerous years, if not several decades. This postcard does have a hand-written note on the back, which reads 'Derby Children's Hospital' (I assume the image has been correctly identified). In addition I've checked some online resources & have located a few old photos showing the hospital's exterior (c.1920) and I can confirm that the windows I've seen in those old photos, do look pretty similar to the windows on our postcard; so I feel much happier that the postcard's location has been identified correctly.
In 'Kelly's 1912 Directory of Derbyshire', in the Derby section (pg 146) it reads ... 'The Derbyshire Hospital for Sick Children, in North Street & Duffield Road, was erected in 1883 at a cost, including site, furniture & fittings, of £7,100; is a structure of Red brick, from designs by Mr. A. MacPherson of Derby, and contains beds for 40 patients, apartments for the Matron and nurses, and room in the basement for the reception of out-door patients; a nurses home and isolation block was added in 1910 at a cost of £1,535; the hospital is supported by Voluntary Contributions.' Additionally, elsewhere in the same directory I found further details within the Street Directory for Derby ... 'North Street', from Duffield Road to North Parade, on the 'West Side' of street, Derbyshire Hospital for Sick Children, (Miss Lilian COOK, M.B. CH.B.Edin, House Surgeon; Arthur N. WHITTON, Sec.)' ... Finally, the third entry, found within the 'Commercial Directory' (for Derby), reads 'Derbyshire Hospital for Sick Children (R.M. WILSON M.D. B.Ch; H.D. SHEPHERD M.B. Ch.B. F.R.CS. Edin. & E.A. WRAITH M.R.C.S. Eng. L.R.C.P. Lond. Hon. Medical Officers; E. COLLIER GREEN M.R.C.S Eng. L.R.C.P. Lond. Hon Oculist; C.A. GREAVES M.B. Hon. Consulting Physician; Frederick William WRIGHT M.R.C.S. Eng. Hon. Consulting Surgeon; James Montague MURPHY L.D.S. Eng. Hon. Surgeon-Dentist; Miss Lilian COOK M.B. Ch.B. Edin., House Surgeon; Walter G. COPESTAKE M.R.C.S. Eng. Hon Medical Sec; Arthur N. WHISTON, 25 St Mary's Gate, Sec; Miss D. HAINES, Matron) North Street.'
The photographers details are given on the back of the postcard and it reads ... 'W.W.Winter, The Photographer, Derby' ... So knowing that the photographer was based in Derby & decided to check Brett Payne's website, which details all of the known Derbyshire Photographers ... and although the postcard has been unused & unposted - I have been able to conclude (from the information on Brett's website) that this postcard must have been published Pre WWI, most probably around 1910-1915.
If you'd like to read more about W.W.Winter ... Please click here, to visit webpage about photographer, W.W. Winter
Please make sure that you view all of the images I have supplied, as I've included a couple of enlarged images showing closer views of the more interesting areas.
POSTCARD TITLE - No title provided, but I believe the postcard shows, 'The Ear, Nose & Throat Ward of the 'Derbyshire Hospital for Sick Children', which stood on corner of North Street & Duffield Road, in Derby.
PRINT TYPE - Real Photo type postcard, Sepia tones
CONDITION - As regards to the condition, the corners & edges are bumped & scuffed and there are a couple of tiny nicks, there is also a small 1cm tear, on the bottom edge, about 4cm's in from the lower right corner. There are also a few small dirty marks on the front and the back is a little grubby too. Also (over the years) the darker parts of the photograph have gone slightly iridescent. This is called 'Silvering', which is a result of Silver migrating from the paper's emulsion to the surface of the paper & this occurs quite often with early photographs. Overall I would class this postcard as being in an acceptable condition for its age ... and I believe this postcard is quite rare; it would be a smashing addition, to any collection.
PUBLISHED BY or PHOTOGRAPHER - On reverse side it reads ... 'W.W.Winter, The Photographer, Derby'
REFERENCE No. - Only reference number given, is on the front & reads 'No.12'.
YEAR PUBLISHED or POSTED - Although the postcard has been unused & unposted; I have been able to conclude (from the information on Brett Payne's website) that this postcard must have been published Pre WWI, most probably around 1910-1915.
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