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.





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2 comments:

  1. hi, i was wondering if you had a copy of the other side to this post card with the handwriting on it?

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    1. Reverse of postcard added as requested.

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