George Street, Sydney near Hunter Street, c 1900
(Click on photo to enlarge).
Some points to note:
- The presence of numerous electric trams and horse carriages.
- The lack of cars.
- The passengers in the front tram standing at the entry, sitting on the hand rail and on the step. Less stringent OH&S and civil liability then.
- The chaps at the bottom left with brooms – note the stains on the roadway near the trains, reminders that equine transport has different waste emissions to motor vehicles.
- The building on the right, the site of mercers, tailors and shirtmakers for men, Peapes & Co Ltd, which advertised under the slogan “for men and their sons”. The company supplied the official uniforms for most of the private schools around Sydney