Newspapers quite often publish photographic image galleries of London during the 20th century (perhaps sometimes from the 19th century, too, but I can't remember seeing any), and there are other sources of on-line galleries, so I thought a separate thread for them might be in order, prompted by this one:
WillMelling recently posted this one (in 'Photo of the Day'), which is worth a repost:
Olympic legacy: photographing the Lea Valley – in pictures
Dalston in the 80s
They year I graduated is 'vintage'. Great.
Plenty of Haringey ones here
Not all of these are in London, but quite a few are:
I sadly didn't get round to seeing this exhibition, but got given the book for Christmas, some good London photos there
archive of newham photos
London Metropolitan Archives and Guildhall Art Gallery have an amazing online picture archive: https://collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk
Not photographs here, but I thought I'd post it, anyway, as they're sort-of-realist paintings. Not done too well, but worth a look, I think:
^ Saw those recently somewhere else, I really like them.
Since there are no, or few, photos past a certain date we should include this too, a really magnificent archive:
Not a photograph, but the bridge south of Princess of Wales on Lea. 1872
Whitechapel Road 1910s-1930s:
Some great pictures of Stoke Newington in the 20th century:
It's especially good to see the former Green Lanes Methodist Church. I'd never seen a picture of it before.
That’s great. So weird seeing my old street in the first image... and no cars! Same amount of cats, mind.
Posted by @jonuxuk in the 'Photo of the Day' thread:
Battersea's turn (although you don't actually see that much of Battersea):
What interested me the most was Queen's Circus (just off Battersea Park) before roundaboutisation:
Also interesting that Battersea Power Station was initially built with just one side (and two chimneys) of the eventual shape. I didn't know that.
A gentleman riding an ordinary:
Soho's turn--60 pictures (many more than these series usually have):
Of course, they're always 'amazing', when actually they're just fairly ordinary snapshots, of mere documentary value.
Does the writing on what seems to be an advertising banner say 'Hercules Cycles'?
I love how they've put all the shots of sex shops and other related establishments, as well as Paul Raymond, in the last ten pictures, presumably to hide them from people who can't be bothered to click through them all to the end.
Lambeth photos. There are lots. The attached may hold some relevance for some.
Oh, thanks. Here's the main site:
So far they've done nine out of 32 London boroughs (33 if you include the City).
Hackney has an extensive archive (as I'm sure do all other boroughs), so I hope they'll follow soon.
That cobblers' shop is like something out of Diagonal Alley...
Do you mean Diagon Alley?
An odd comparison if so. The real London is better. :)
It looks like Hercules Cycles.
I like that in Frith Street, you can still find Ronnie Scotts and Bar Italia pretty much the same as they were.
Not photographs but this is quite cool for those who like looking into the past
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