A delightful photograph around 1915 of Swanston Street looking north from Flinders Street. The astonishing architecture in this part of Melbourne was not deemed worthy of retaining by later generations. Photograph attributed to Commercial Photographic Company.
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Notes from the State Library tell us that this image is a "View of Swanston Street, looking north from eastern side outside the cathedral (St. Paul's Cathedral). Cars and trams in street, including Toorak tram. Pedestrians crossing street and standing on foot path. Businesses on street include Peppa's Fruit Market and Confectionery Palace, and the Queen's Arms on the left, Cathedral Hotel on the right."
This is a digitally retouched reproduction of the original held by the State Library of Victoria. Our team of conservators have worked on a high resolution digital image in order to remove blemishes and artifacts such as stains, mould, scratches and damage caused by the handling of the original. We strive to provide authentic representations of the original work that are suitable for enlargements that retain the tones and character of the original.