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. There are also links to the modern equivalent on Street View. Street View images on this site are the copyright of Google. Comments, questions or requests are very welcome, registration is not necessary.
Friday, 24 December 2010
Twickenham, York House, Rustic Bridge c1907
A suitably wintry postcard by Young & Co of Teddington. Unfortunately the rustic bridge is no longer there, but this is still a lovely part of Twickenham. In the distance is the famous White Swan pub. On the wall directly above the publisher's text 'Rustic' you can see some graffiti. Someone has written (probably in chalk) 'Alice Smith'. Perhaps it was the girl in the photograph? The diagonal line is a fault on the negative.