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Tuesday, 29 April 2008
Then and now - early colour photographs

Alan thought I would like these - and he was right. These are some of the earliest colour photographs taken in Britain.
I recreated the view of Parliament Square scene of Victory celebrations in 1919 yesterday. Probably more traffic today but not moving any more quickly.

Posted on 04/29/2008 3:22 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
29 Apr 2008
Esmerelda Weatherwax

Yes, I was on the traffic island. To get to the same spot would have meant an argument with a double decker bus waiting at the lights, and I don't think I would have won it.
The Treasury on the left has not changed a bit, except the addition of red telephone boxes.
The building on the corner of Bridge Street with the dome looks slightly different about the roofline. I think that may have been Second World War damage repaired.


29 Apr 2008
Send an emailMary Jackson

That's incredible. You're not quite in the same spot - the 1919 was to the right of you. The best bits haven't changed.

Wonder what it smelled like. This was after the sewers were put in, but I bet it was smellier than now.