The Open Road London (1927 in colour)

I came across a video on Vimeo which contained some lovely images of London in 1927 using an early prototype of color video. I was interested to know more and found that the video only covered a small part of the overall series named The Open Road created by Claude Friese-Greene. While the full video on youtube doesn’t have the addition of music, it is double the length and includes other areas not in the vimeo video:

It was particularly interesting to notice the ordinary – the early doubledecker buses, barges on the River Thames, flowers at the war monument, Petticoat Lane, and tourists watching the changing of the guard.

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