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.
Friday, 26 August 2011
Sutton, Surrey, Burgess Stores, Burgess Road 1935
Sutton, Surrey, Burgess Stores, Burgess Road 1935. It is possible to date this postcard by the poster for the Morden Cinema behind the bicycle wheel which is advertising Dolores Del Rio in 'In Caliente' and Wallace Beery in 'O'Shaughnessy's Boy', both of which came out in 1935. Postcard is by an unnamed photographer. One must assume that one of the men in the picture is Arthur Edmunds, the proprietor. It is pleasing to see that it is still a corner shop, not many have survived into the 21st century. For more old pictures please visit Sepia Saturday. As always, click the postcard to enlarge.