1916 Collins Street looking West from Elizabeth Street


A busy day on Collins Street, taken in 1916. Looking West along Collins Street, from the Elizabeth Street intersection. Though the image is catalogued as 1916, there are no soldiers or War posters visible, so it may have be taken between 1910-1914 or even after World War I.

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Notes from the State Library of Victoria tell us that the image "Shows the Spencer Street tram (actually it is the Spring Street tram), and the premises of R. White on the left corner, and Hicks Atkinson on the right." From a series of photos by the Kerr Brothers.

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.

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