Peering back into 1952 – In 1952 "Teddy Boys" were just starting to appear -- these guys were snapped in London in 1955.
Peering back into 1952 – Strong color emerged from the austerity of the the post-war era -- as this exhibit from the London Fashion and Textile Museum demonstrates.
Peering back into 1952 – Very few British families owned a TV in 1952 -- but during Queen Elizabeth II's reign it has been the primary source of entertainment.
Peering back into 1952 – Many recall the 1950s as being drab -- but the decade also had style.
Peering back into 1952 – In the era before Elvis Presley, crooners like Al Martino were popular. He had a hit in the UK in 1952 with "Here in my heart."
Peering back into 1952 – If you wanted to make a phone call in 1952, you most likely had to use a box in the street. This one was snapped in 1963 but the familiar red design remained for decades.
Peering back into 1952 – UK call boxes of 1952 took coins from the pre-decimal era. Some coins from the reign of Queen Elizabeth II's ancestors were still in circulation into the early 1970s.
Peering back into 1952 – But finding a London call box in 1952 could be a hazard. The great smog of 1952 killed 4,000 people.
Peering back into 1952 – One of the last trams to run in central London pictured crossing Westminster Bridge in 1952.
Peering back into 1952 – The trams have gone but the distinctive red double-decker buses still grace the streets of London in 2012.