Between the stacks of sandwiches and the funky looking fashions at a crowded bus stop, it’s clear that this random collection of photographs were taken by an outsider looking in. The city is London and the photographer is unknown, presumed to be an American tourist with a keen eye for extracting meaning from the mundane.

Taken in 1972, nothing else is known about the photos – with even the presumption that they were taken by an American tourist just a well-educated deduction. Thanks to the sometimes obscure subject matter and mystery around them, the pictures make a peculiar set – curated by Flickr user Glen F -that might have been the fruits of a keen photographer’s week-long trip to London. But who knows?   

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