These images depicts the famous Pantiles at the bottom of the town.
Here is a view painted by F W Burton, and published by J Salmon of Sevenoaks (#799).
The next image, one of my favourite artist drawn images of the Pantiles is by Elmer Keene, in the "Chic" series published by Charles Worcester & Co., Bristol. It was posted in 1928.
The next is from an original painting by A R Quinton and is #1279 published by J Salmon, Sevenoaks, England.
I love the period feel with the costumes and the parasol.
Here is another A R Quinton Card, this time number 1417 and looking from the other direction, again published by Salmon.
This card is a later version of #1417, brought up to date by the removal of the tree, people and the addition of hanging baskets and the flower bed in the foreground. There are differences with the buildings too.
This card, again by Quinton, is number 3891; painted later, after the demise of the tree nearest the shops. There is also another version of #1417 with the tree and the people removed - I have one posted in the 1930s.
Here is a photographic postcard with H G Groves fine art dealer on the right, a very similar view to the ones painted by A R Quinton shown above.
This image of this famous location was taken in June 1885 and is not postcard but a period photo.
Scanned antique postcards
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