Saturday, August 27, 2016

Looking Back: Different Times, Different Lives, (Part 1)

The oldest known selfie, 1839
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A portrait taken of a woman mid-sneeze (1900)
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A”Knocker-up” waking up clients (20th century)
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Nine kings gather to mourn the death of King Edward V11 (1910)
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“Pin boys” set up bowling pins while other people play games (1914)
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A prohibition and anti-saloon league sign, speaking out against liquor
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A police officer on a Harley-Davidson transports a prisoner in a holding cell (1921)
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Two girls take a “horseman” picture together (1920))
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Two winners of a beauty pageant (1922)
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A beach official measures bathing suits to make sure they aren’t too short (1920)
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. . .  and some of Sydney . . .

Beattie Street, Balmain, near the corner of Mullens Street looking east - late 1930's.
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George Street, Haymarket, Sydney, 1903
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St Leonards, Sydney, 1870’s
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King St, Sydney, looking west from Kent St, 1870
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Oxford Street from corner of Bourke Street at Taylor Square 1948
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New shops on Argyle Street, The Rocks, Sydney in c1907
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Federation Arch circa 1900 - Park & Elizabeth Streets (one of many such arches around Sydney & Australia).
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Taking strain measurements on post - Sydney Harbour Bridge NSW Australia 1932
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Petrol Bowser, Sydney C1928, Bent Street



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