Our Sepia Saturday theme this weeks features a picture postcard of a remarkably busy Jamaica Street in Glasgow. There are horse trams and carriages and people bustling along the crowded streets against the backdrop of a rather good photograph. And the whole thing is served up in a pleasing sepia glaze.
My Sepia Saturday entry is also a postcard and dates from around about the same period of time (at a guess mine dates from 1904/5). I match the crowded street and I can set horse tram against horse tram and come out tops. My Regent Street view has a clutter of carriages and Lowryesque figures stalking the sidewalks. And mine is in colour!
But, quite clearly, colour isn't everything. The pin-sharp sepia is replaced by Primary School daubs of dog-sick yellow. The detailed photogravure is replaced by clumsy clumps of ink. Both postcards show crowded scenes of 100 years ago, but my postcard merely provides a hint of what the world was like compared to a first class seat in a photographic time machine.
You can travel back to the past by visiting the Sepia Saturday Blog and following the various links.