1916 Swanston Street looking South from Little Collins Street


A busy day on Swanston Street, taken in 1916. Looking South along Swanston Street, from the Little Collins 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.

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Notes from the State Library of Victoria tell us that the image "Shows the Town Hall and its portico on the left of the image. A tram with the destination Queensberry Street proceeds north. A man with a bicycle stands in the right foreground, and the street has horse drawn vehicles as well as motor cars. A motorcycle and sidecar with a passenger at left foreground. Trees in full leaf show that the season is late spring or summer." 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. All prints are reproduced without the HOTPRESS watermarks.

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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