Angleterre Police

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Accession Number: 1975:0112:2090

Maker: Ch. Chusseau-Flaviens

Title: Angleterre Police

Date: ca. 1900-1919

Medium: negative, gelatin on glass

Dimensions: 9 x 12 cm.

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  1. clickykbd 63 months ago | reply

    and a 1907 ad for Jay's:

    from here.

  2. George Eastman House 63 months ago | reply

    Flickr never ceases to amaze us :).

  3. panti77 63 months ago | reply

    Esplendida..como si fuera de ayer...

  4. The_Leader 63 months ago | reply

    I love old police uniforms!

  5. artland 63 months ago | reply

    wonderfulllllllllllll !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Stratillus 62 months ago | reply

    Thank you for posting this! I might be looking at a photograph of my Grandfather, he was a policeman as a young man in London. Alas I don't have a picture of him at this age, but he does bear a considerable likeness. I don't even know his Police identity number he died before I was born.
    I really love all these old photographs!!

  7. Poulidor40 61 months ago | reply

    Was the identification of this London Street ever resolved?

    Like others here I can't see how it could be Regent Street as Regent street was built as a whole with nearly all the fronts identical.

    If Jays were in Regent Street there's no reason why they could not have had a branch or branches elsewhere.

    Maybe this is Picadilly or even the Strand.

  8. (deaf mute) 61 months ago | reply

    You could get arrested for taking a similar shot today.
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    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  9. robertwhite58 59 months ago | reply

    It may be nostalgic, but it seems to sum up a bygone era when things were just a bit simpler. I wonder whether the photographer was happy with the feel of the image

  10. J. MARX 58 months ago | reply

    Perfect...this is surreal....a travel of the time...

  11. omgashleynicole 58 months ago | reply

    Wow, this is beatiful.

  12. SepiaTown 33 months ago | reply

    Well it took me a while, but I think I have figured out precisely where this is. We have mapped it on SepiaTown if anyone wants to take a look...
    www.sepiatown.com/813286/Angleterre-Police-Paddington-Uni...

    This is indeed Jays Shop on Regent Street. The Store was located at 243-253 Regent Street at the southwestern arc of Oxford Circus. In this image we are looking northwest from the southwest corner of Regent and Oxford Streets. Behind the policeman is Oxford Street and its intersection with John Prince's Street.

    There are two reasons I believe that this image has proved hard to locate. The first reason is that the buildings we see in the background on either side of the Oxford Street/John Prince's Street intersection are now gone. The site of the one on the left at the northwest corner is now occupied by the modernist London College of Fashion building. The second reason is that the glass and sculpted-cast-iron, Art Nouveau facade of the Jays shop storefront is different from the stone facaded of the building today.

    If you look at this image from the Museum of London website...
    www.museumoflondonprints.com/image/658969/unknown-busy-st...
    ...you can see the same two buildings on the north side of Oxford Street. Yes the angle is completely different, but you can still make out enough details of these buildings to determine that they are indeed the ones in the background of the photo above.

    Also is you compare the paving stones at the foot of the policeman in the image with how they look today you will see they have changed very little. Indeed, my guess is most of stones and the pattern itself is the same.

    maps.google.com/maps?q=51.515526,-0.142908&hl=en&...

    Eric, SepiaTown Staff

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