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They Were Caught In Our Old Street Pics...

oldMohawk

master brummie
A light hearted look at some of our old street pics. I enjoy looking at the buildings but often see a pic with people in it and find myself trying to imagine what they were doing, and what they were thinking ....
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A 1940's dad taking baby for a walk. Is this the only old photo on the forum showing a man pushing a pram? 1940's dads did not usually push prams unless the wife was walking alongside, but this dad took the pram out and so he's on the forum !


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oldMohawk

master brummie
I love this 1930s photo, its sunny with blossom on the trees, nice bus shelters. That bowler hatted man marching towards Snow Hill Station, he's in a hurry, maybe he's late back from lunch. Is that a teenage schoolboy arm-in-arm with his mum, probably hoping his school mates did not see the photo !
 
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oldMohawk

master brummie
One of my favourites, no one has spotted the camera. A man in bowler hat striding towards the council house, maybe his secretary striding behind him, long dress swirling trying to keep up with her boss? Further down New Street, a lady strolls, nice long dress and sunshade, maybe afternoon-tea is planned at the Midland Hotel ?
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oldMohawk

master brummie
An early 1900s photo. Those Window Cleaners in Corporation St using possibly the longest single ladders seen on the forum. A couple running across the street in front of the carriage, the lady with the white hat seems to be stumbling – hope she was ok !
 
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sistersue61

master brummie
Old Mohawk, great pics and love your captions, I do that with pictures too, usedto get me into trouble at school for day dreaming, but stood me in great stead for my English O level when the first paper was to look at the picture supplied and write a story about it - it was a deserted train station at night with a steam train running at the platform and a tall man with a trilby and long macintosh on - could have written forever onit!!
Sue
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
The woman on the right has bought herself something, she has a carrier bag with L. G........something on it. To the extreme left in the background, there's another woman checking out the items in Henry's window, must be very interesting to stop and do that in the rain. Viv.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
Somewhere in Hockley 1943. The lady pushing the pram looks smart but the two little ones in the window are maybe wanting to play outside. Nice pram it even has mud guards.

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oldMohawk

master brummie
A happy crowd round the fountain in 1901 just having fun, I suppose if it was today they would be looking at their iPhones. A lady on the right has a nice striped sunshade ... sun tans weren't fashionable then.
 
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Oisin

gone but not forgotten
Yup, that's a great collection. You like exactly what draws me to Street Photography.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
Lots of demolition around, has that lady lost her way in the changing scenery?
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