McCann photographers shop, High Street, Uttoxeter

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Date:4th of May 1954

Description:Gerald McCann's photographic shop window at 27 High Street, Uttoxeter. In the window is a display of photographs from Uttoxeter & District Camera Club's 1st Annual Exhibition, 1954. Below are Zeiss, Agfa and Balda cameras.

The McCann family photographic business began in 1870 when Edward McCann began taking photographic portraits at his house on High Street. By 1880 he had converted the front of his house into a tobacconists shop. His son, Alfred took over the business in 1884 and opened a new studio and shop at 27 High Street in about 1900. Alfred's son Gerald joined the business and took over on his father's death in 1943. Gerald specialised in photographing livestock and agricultural life and carried on the business until his retirement in 1966. The building was sold in 1968.

Photographer: Gerald McCann of Uttoxeter.


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1840s
Token, J.A. Dowdeswell, Uttoxeter
Token, J.A. Dowdeswell, Uttoxeter

A copper token issued by John Arthur Dowdeswell, tobacconist and grocer, of High ...

1870s
Edward McCann carte de visite, Uttoxeter
Edward McCann carte de visite, Uttoxeter

The reverse of a carte de visite produced by Edward McCann, Uttoxeter photographer, ...

1900s
McCann's Photographers and Tobacconists, Uttoxeter
McCann's Photographers and Tobacconists, Uttoxeter

Alfred McCann's photographic shop and studio at 27 High Street, adjoining the tobaconnists ...

1920s
Bird's eye view, Uttoxeter
Bird's eye view, Uttoxeter

An aerial view of Uttoxeter taken from the top of the Leighton Ironworks chimney ...

1940s
McCann's photographic studio, Uttoxeter
McCann's photographic studio, Uttoxeter

Gerald McCann's photographic studio on the first floor at 27 High Street, Uttoxeter. ...

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Creators: Mr Gerald McCann - Creator

Image courtesy of: Mrs G.S. McCann

Donor ref:P76.041.04339 (37/43255)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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