Rare Pics of 1920s England, in colour.

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It’s rare that you see color photos from the 1920s. In 1928, under George V’s reign, National Geographic photographer Clifton R. Adams traveled throughout England to capture everyday life in both the countryside and towns. He used cutting technology at the time, called Autochrome which captured color photos on dyed potato starch. 
In London’s Trafalgar Square, a policeman directs traffic at an intersection

A typical house of the era, covered in vines, in Warwickshire.

Alexandra Rose Day commemorates the arrival of Princess Alexandra of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, from Denmark to Britain, who would later marry King Edward VII. To mark the anniversary young women would sell  paper roses, whose proceeds would go to Alexandra’s favorite charities.

A day at the beach. A young girl plays in the sand at Sandown on the Isle of Wight.

A young boy and his bicycle in Sussex, mailing a letter in a hedgerow postbox. 

A young women mails a letter in Oxford.

In Ulverston, Cumbria  two bus drivers pose in front of a tour bus.

In Cornwall, women buy Kelly’s ice cream, still popular today, from a vendor out of a converted car.

In Lancashire, a police constable greets local farmers gathering hay.

In Lancashire, two women rest from work to enjoy a picnic lunch in a hayfield.

The Cunard SS "Mauretania", in the docks of Southampton, Hampshire.

People boarding a double-decker bus in central London.


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