I think you're right David. That man in the centre of the right hand pavement wears a suit in which he could walk through today's city centre without attracting too much attention although he probably would not wear a hat these days. He looks quite a 'man-about-town' type.Just a guess but I would say that this was a working daytime photo when this part of Corporation Street was only offices and law courts. The photo can be dated to the steam tram era about the turn of the century as there are tracks in the street but no overhead wires.
Hi All,Is 1900 the definite year ? I notice there's at least two soldiers in the photo wearing what looks like WW1 uniform.
Those two kids peeping through the fence were living dangerously !
There was a photo inserted by me in post#261 showing people in the early 1900s when everyone all wore hats and the photo is a good example of everyone wearing hats. There has been some discussion about the date of the photo and the origin of the term 'kop'. I therefore showed the source of the photo.To what is this meant to refer?
The only photo I can see on that link is a mass of football supporters and nothing to do wth birmingham
They are all wearing hats but this looks like a 'men only' Corporation Street where are the ladies ?
When I look closely I can probably see two but one might have been stopped by a policeman !
It is not the first time I have seen an unusual scene in that part of Corporation Street ...
Ref: Ivor's comment in post#265, I've moved the watermark to a less obtrusive position ...