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April 17, 2021

Wonderful Vintage Kodachrome Photos of London in the 1950s

These beautiful vintage Kodachrome pictures of Britain’s capital city were taken by an unknown American tourist. “I’ve found that Americans tend to take pics of ‘mundane’ things that us Brits would take for granted and never photograph, like the sandwiches!” Glen Fairweather, the collector, expressed. “So you often end up with some unusual subjects showing regular everyday life.”

More fascinating photographs of London at the time could be found at Glen’s amazing Flickr site.

Oxford Circus.

Buckingham Palace Road.

Art sale.

St Paul's Cathedral.

The 'Happy Wanderers'.

Southampton Row.

Oxford Street.

Bandstand, Hyde Park.


Willingdon Road, Wood Green.

Pram and Nestle chocolate vending machine.

Old Palace Yard.

St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square.


Horse & Cart on Tower Bridge.

Festival of Britain at the Pleasure Gardens, Battersea Park.

Festival of Britain at the Pleasure Gardens, Battersea Park.

Festival of Britain at the Science Museum, Exhibition Road.

Covent Garden.

Waterloo Station.

The Woodstock Tavern, 11 Woodstock Street.

Latchmere Rd, Battersea, London SW11.

Buckingham Gate looking towards Spur Road and Birdcage Walk.

Tower Bridge.

St Paul's Cathedral.

Pool of London.

Notting Hill Gate tube station.

St Martin's Place.

Speakers Corner.

Oxford Street.

1 comment:

  1. These photos seem be be of high quality with good content - it may shed doubt, perhaps that they were taken by an average 'tourist'




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