The Daily Mail has an article with some interesting old photos of London and beyond.
I was intrigued by the Kodak shop, which the Mail says is in Clerkenwell: but where? According to Nachphoto, it’s Kodak’s head office, in Clerkenwell Road, and the photo was taken in 1902.
The building was designed by George Walton, a Glaswegian designer and architect who came to London in 1897. Examples of his furniture are here. There’s a photo of the interior here, when it was Head Office of the Eastman Photographic Materials Company, and you can certainly see Walton’s style.
Today the site of the building is a mix of shops and cafes; Kodak has long since relocated its HQ to a tower block in Hemel Hempstead.
Meanwhile, as one of the Mail readers has spotted, even in those days they were digging up the roads…