I find it fascinating to look at old photographs of familiar places and situations. It's so familiar, and yet different-- rather like travelling between North America and the UK! Today's photographs come from the London Underground (the Tube), though I expect they will resound to anyone who has travelled by subway or train anywhere. While of course the clothes and ads are different (not to mention the abundance of hats!), it's really not so different, is it?
These photographs come from the collections of the London Transport Museum-- one thing I'd like to note is that their photograph URLS seem to change at times, so if any of the links have changed, I apologize.
As per the title all are from the 1920s-- more decades to come, I'm sure!
A platform at Earl's Court Station, 1923. I find it especially notable to see how there are in fact more ads than today--even below the platform! Source
A crowded platform at Mansion House station, 1924. Source
Entrance to Piccadilly Circus Station, 1929. Source
Passengers (all in hats!) boarding a train at Piccadilly Circus, 1922. Source