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.
Saturday, 12 February 2011
Hampton Hill, Middesex, Fire Brigade Procession, 12 June 1910 - Sepia Saturday
Hampton Hill, Middesex, Fire Brigade Procession, 12 June 1910. In the centre of the picture is the Jenny Lind pub, sadly closed down recently. Postcard by Young & Co of Teddington. Young published many postcards of public events like this, anywhere where there was a crowd. Festivals, fetes, marches, funerals, fairs, public proclamations, his photographers were there. Next day the participants could buy a postcard of the event hoping to see a picture of themselves in the crowd.
Please visit Sepia Saturday for more old photographs. Click to enlarge.