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Lordship Tavern, Lordship Lane, c1910

The message on the back of the postcard was apparently written by someone depicted in the card. They who claim not to have known they were being "snapshotted" (a use of the word earlier than I would have thought it had originated). I can't see anyone who looks like they've been taken unawares. They write as if it had only recently happened and the card is postmarked 1912, hence the date of c1910.

There's a wider angle view of this scene from a hundred yards or so further west, taken about a decade later, here.

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Albums: Historical Images of Wood Green | 2 of 2

Comment by Richard Woods on January 13, 2023 at 16:05

I love "Splendid Ales" on the fascia!

Comment by Richard Woods on January 13, 2023 at 16:06

By the way...

Sir John Herschel coined snapshot1 in 1860, by analogy to the hunter's term for a quick shot made without careful aim. Snapshots became common after the introduction of point-and-shoot cameras, such as Kodak's, in 1888.
Comment by Hugh on February 23, 2023 at 19:47

When I was adding this photo, I noticed the name 'Christey' over the door. That led to a bit of digging around, which turned into some research, which became my latest HoL history piece, added today, here

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