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, 23 March 2013
Wandsworth, South West London, The High Street c1910
Wandsworth, South West London, The High Street circa 1910. In this slighty out-of-focus photographic postcard by Young & Co of Teddington we can see the premises of Read & Wilkinson, Builders, of 20 High Street Wandsworth. Below the Google Street View is an advertising postcard for Read & Wilkinson showing the same premises. It is interesting to note that the advertising postcard makes the shop to the right appear flush with Read & Wilkinson's. The Young & Co postcard clearly shows that this is not the case for the upper floors. The sign in Read & Wilkinson's window says "This contrast shows what we can do with old and shabby work". Unfortunately the only thing to have survived from the postcards' time
is the Spread Eagle Pub in the middle distance on the left. Click the postcards to enlarge.