Old postcards from the early 20th century, compared to the same view shown on Google Street View today. The postcards come from my own collection. Almost all of them are from England, mainly showing West London, Middlesex, Surrey, Berks and Bucks. Click on the postcards to see enlarged versions. Street View images are the copyright of Google. Comments, questions or requests are welcome. If you repost my images on other websites (such as Facebook) please include a link to my original post.
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Knightsbridge, West London, Brompton Road showing Harrods c1918
Though unposted, the original owner of the card has written a message on the back that says 'This is where we do our shopping. You will notice Harrods Stores with the great dome. The Windows are lit up until 10 o'clock every night and are a wonderful sight'. The postcard was published by C. & A. G. Lewis of Nottingham. Their postcards are well known for their excellent photography. When the Google Streetview photo was taken Harrods was undergoing some restoration, hence the scaffolding and hoardings.
*Edit, December 30, 2013. The scaffolding and hoardings are no longer present on the updated Google Street View, but now the view is from the other side of the road. Scan of the back of the postcard added as requested.