Monday, May 21, 2018

Streets Ahead Of Its Time

Street photography is all the rage at the moment. As a photographic genre it is usually said to date from the introduction of miniature 35mm cameras in the 1930s. But this old print - which appeared in a mixed batch of old photographs bought an eBay - dates from at least a decade earlier. It really is a fine example: whatever the camera, it has managed to capture the moment in time with both style and substance. That look between the two girls is worth a short novella, that busy background could give rise to a short thesis on social history.


  1. Love the woman crossing the street who doesn't care about the latest fashion and just stepped out of the early 1900s. This is a great shot.

  2. The citizens own the street as much as the traffic. That's lovely.

  3. The whole scene is so amazing with their social behaviors showing clearly throughout the scene. The era is a given because of the clothes style and shoes. I don’t see anyone wearing Nike to their secretarial job.


Black Friar

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