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Aerographing China. Photographed by William Blake.

Factory interior with a pottery worker aerographing china. Taken at Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Aerographing Ware. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide of a pottery worker aerographing a bowl. This lantern slide appears to be one of a group used for a presentation or slide show by Blake entitled “Staffordshire Pottery.” A small folder ...

Aerographing Ware. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide of a pottery worker aerographing a bowl. This lantern slide appears to be one of a group used for a presentation or slide show by Blake entitled “Staffordshire Pottery.” A small folder ...

Argyll Road, Longton. Photographed by William Blake.

Street scene taken at Argyll Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. This is one of many street scenes in the Blake Collection. Most of them were taken in the Normacot and Dresden areas near ...

Barlow family at Highcroft, Rough Close

Charles Barlow, pottery manufacturer (in bowler hat), with his family in the garden at Highcroft. This is one of a set of photographs of the Barlow family of Highcroft, Windmill Hill, Rough Close. ...

Barlow family at Highcroft, Rough Close

Mrs Fanny Barlow and her family in the garden of Highcroft. Her husband, Charles Barlow died in 1897. This is one of a set of photographs of the Barlow family of Highcroft, Windmill Hill, Rough Close. ...

Barlow family at Highcroft, Rough Close

Charles Barlow (in bowler hat) with his two eldest children and baby Dorothy held by the housemaid. This is one of a set of photographs of the Barlow family of Highcroft, Windmill Hill, Rough Close. ...

Barlow family, Highcroft, Rough Close

Mrs Fanny Barlow (seated, centre) with four of her children. This is one of a set of photographs of the Barlow family of Highcroft, Windmill Hill, Rough Close. The Barlows were pottery manufacturers ...

Beach scene, Lancashire

Lantern slide of a beach scene including a group of people by a lifeboat house. This is probably the beach at Ainsdale near Formby, Lancashire where photographer William Blake grew up. Blake moved to ...

Blossom & Two Figures. Photographed by William Blake.

Outdoor portrait of two ladies in formal dress posing amongst blossom. The woman on the left is named Jeannie but the one on the right remains unidentified.

Blossom and woman

Outdoor portrait of a lady in formal dress posing amongst blossom. The woman is named Jeannie. She is the subject of other photographs in the collection. Photograph taken by Longton photographer ...

Blythe Bridge Road, Rough Close. Photographed by William Blake.

Street scene taken at Blythe Bridge Road, Rough Close, Nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Brass Rubbing. Photographed by William Blake.

Photograph of a mediaeval brass rubbing displaying various coats of arms and a man and woman from the aristocracy.

Brassington Bros., Campbell Place, Stoke-on-Trent

This photograph showing one of the Brassington Brothers shoe shops is thought to have been taken between 1920 and 1935. It is situated in Campbell Place, Stoke. Notice how the window area is used to a ...

Britannia's Address to her Fair Daughters - a radical call to women from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

Love of country is not sexual; in every age, in every country, it has warmed and animated the female breast... In the early 19th century, women were among the most forward-thinking political activists ...

Broadway Roundabout and Sandon Road, Meir. Photographed by William Blake.

Street scene taken at Broadway Roundabout and Sandon Road, Meir, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. This is one of many street scenes in the Blake Collection. Most of them were taken in the Normacot and ...

Cardigan suit

Cardigan suit of beige wool, knitted in a boucle pattern typical of the early 1960s. The straight skirt has an elasticated rib knit waistband and is lined with acetate. Box jacket with attractive black ...

Casting by Hand. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide showing three young women in the process of casting by hand. This lantern slide appears to be one of a group used for a presentation or slide show by Blake entitled “Staffordshire Pottery.” ...