This film is part of Free

Once upon a Time...

Double nostalgia, as this 1930 newsreel looks back at a London landmark in earlier days

Non-Fiction 1897 2 mins Silent


"Only the shadows remain" - this newsreel from 1930 already looks back at the Victorian era with pronounced nostalgia. The horse-drawn traffic, ankle-length skirts and top-hatted cab drivers were already signals of an almost forgotten past - one that only the invention of film had preserved across the decades.