Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sepia Saturday: Grenfell St, Adelaide


A furniture van, a streetscape, a bicycle rider, an obelisk, a central pole - all good possible themes for this week's Sepia Saturday. But unfortunately I couldn't find a photo in my albums that I was happy to go with. So I am posting one from the Genealogical Society of Victoria's Flickr page of photos they hold in their research library. You can see more of their photos at this link.

It's a real photo postcard of the Grenfell St, Adelaide, South Australia, c1948. The postcard company was Valentine's. I chose it because it is a streetscape, it has a cyclist, a furniture van and a central pole.
Grenfell St, Adelaide
Grenfell St, Adelaide today [Google Maps] The tall white building is now dwarfed by its neighbours.

12 comments:

  1. I would never have expected to see another photo with a furniture van together with a bicycle and a pole!

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  2. Great find for a similar photo! The modern view has much less character.

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  3. A cyclist, a furniture wagon and a lamp post what better match could you get. Pity Tom Sellick is American or you might have had him there as well.

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  4. A very good match for the prompt. And a street named after my ancestor's cousin, Grenfell!

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  5. Full marks for a perfect choice! It made me look up T&G to discover this mutual insurance company has many similar buildings throughout Australia.

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  6. How well you matched the theme photo! My aunt visited Australia many years ago and Adelaide was her favourite city,

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  7. Snap! You should get a prize Lorraine for being the closest match - well done.

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  8. Really impressed that Google maps so clearly captured the view and perspective.
    The slower pace of life in 1948 makes it look a more attractive place to have been.

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  9. I say you win for best match of our theme photo. Bravo!

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  10. What a difference between those two shots. You'd be hard pressed to match them if you didn't know already they were the same scene.

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I love to read your comments. Thankyou for your interest.

Lorraine