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.
Saturday, 26 January 2013
Hanwell, West London, Rosebank Road c1911
Hanwell, West London, Rosebank Road circa 1911. This postcard by an uncredited photographer shows the small grocery shop of H. Huse which has been added to this private house. In the Google Street View you can see the shop front has reverted back to being a private house. The people on the front are identified on the back of the postcard - On the left, Mrs Eliza Eggleton, on the right, Mrs L Addams. In front is Edith Flitter who was adopted, presumably by one of the ladies in the picture. Edith was 4 years old in 1911 (data from 1911 census) so I think that ties up the date fairly accurately. I've included a detailed 600dpi view of the shop below.
For more old pictures have a look at this week's Sepia Saturday blog where the theme is shops.