Archive for April 26th, 2015

Dear friends and readers, Patrick Leary put this on Victoria (a listserv) with the introduction “clips from what is claimed to be the oldest surviving footage of London, shot 1890-1920, with maps showing where the cameras were pointing, and split-screen comparisons with present-day London.”

I was touched by the people living in 1890 going about their business. The music is appropriately chosen too.

None of my grandparents were born until the middle-1890s, Jim’s grandparents were probably born about 10 years earlier as his parents were 10 years older than mine. During many visits to London Jim and I walked those streets as filmed more recently.


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