Long-Lost Color Photos from 1939 Reveal Life in England on the Brink of WWII

“After the death of his grandmother in February of this year, Barney Britton found an unexpected treasure while cleaning out her attic: a wooden box filled with dozens of 35mm slides documenting his grandparents’ honeymoon trip in 1939. Although Britton’s mother remembered seeing the photos as a child, they were long presumed to be lost after several decades and multiple house moves. To Britton’s delight, most of the slides were remarkably well-preserved even after nearly 75 years of storage. Many of the photos were shot using Agfacolor film—a novelty at the time—providing a rare and exceptional look at England in color in the month preceding the outbreak of World War II.”

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Marie-Antoinette & le conservatisme français.

Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1906.

Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1906.

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Paris under the rain, august 25, 1934. Photo by gamma-keystone.

Paris under the rain, august 25, 1934. Photo by gamma-keystone.

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Florida circa 1905. The beach at Palm Beach.

Florida circa 1905. The beach at Palm Beach.

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The Jersey shore circa 1905.

The Jersey shore circa 1905.

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Louise Weiss, Huangshan, China, circa 1950.

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Dr. Otto Bettmann, 3rd Street, Manhattan, NYC, 1968.

Dr. Otto Bettmann, 3rd Street, Manhattan, NYC, 1968.

Martin Munkácsi, Roof Baby, 1940.

Kenneth Josephson, Front Street, Rochester, NY, 1956.

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Hans Windisch, Teasing girl, 1937.

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Photo: Ferdinando Scianna

Promenade au Champs de courses par Henri Lemoine, 1894.

London, 1952

London, 1952

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