Photo: Sarah Ann Halsall
Item #: 23002
Don't they look feminine.
"Sticky-Backs" were a chain of English photographic studios in the early 20th century.
The numbers in the top right hand corner were for the information of the photo processor/developer.
The company had this name because the back of their photos was covered in an adhesive like that on a stamp or envelope flap. This could be used to fasten their photos on mounts or in albums.
Many thanks for this information about Sticky backs. I wonder if they took the photo or whether by grandmother and her friends had some connection with the Wigan studio?
Graham - This pic does seem to have a lot in keeping with other photos taken by this company, ie informal pose, no scenery backdrop or props etc.
Their Wigan branch would have been on the stretch of Standishgate between the present day WH Smiths, and Marks and Spencer.
Article here about the studios: http://www.photohistory-sussex.co.uk/BoultwoodStickyBacksStudio.htm
Hi , can you tell me who Sarah Ann's father was. I have been doing the Halsall tree for over 10yrs. You can send to my email if you prefer.
Sarah Ann's father was Robert Yates Halsall. They lived at 32 School Street. Sarah, Sally as she was known to one and all, had the small shop at the top of Millgate, opposite the Weind
Viv, can you send me your email address? I would love to see the Halsall family tree that you've worked on. Thanks Graham