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Ten Great Kodachrome Photos of London in 1953 by Max Gene Leonard

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They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day

In 1953 Max Gene Leonard travelled to London to see the Coronation. He lived in Winslow and worked at RAF Upper Heyford where he was a schoolmaster for American children of the US forces there. He usually took his camera which he armed with Kodachrome film and on this day was no exception.

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

The Mall

The Mall

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

 

Westminster Bridge

Westminster Bridge

 

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

 

Lambeth Pier

Lambeth Pier

 

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

 

Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament

 

Whitehall

Whitehall

 

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

 

Michael Leonard’s collection of photos can he seen here including his father’s photos of London in 1953.

  • Stephen Matthews

    Fantastic quality on some of these photos from 1953.