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  • Clare says:

    Corner of George and Market Streets, Sydney. Gowings Corner

    July 7, 2014 at 12:51 pm
  • Anna Gray says:

    A comment via email from Alistair:

    By guesswork, and age related since I was bn 1929 I comment:

    Location central Sydney, or possibly Newcastle. Tramcar is type LP designed for coupled or single car operation. The blurred circle above the destination indicator being for the control “jumper” cable which allowed the one driver, to control the motors of two coupled tramcars. Thus a pair of tramcars just as nimble as one, but with twice as many passengers.

    The shop awning in background reads “LOW PRICES” that may have been one of the LOWES menswear shops, still operating I believe.

    July 8, 2014 at 9:46 am
  • Anna Gray says:

    A great start you’re certainly in the right locality with central Sydney…

    July 8, 2014 at 9:55 am
  • Anna Gray says:

    Another window revealed – does this help?

    July 15, 2014 at 10:23 am
  • Megan Butel says:

    The Swiss Photographic Studios were located at 117 King St Sydney – D. Bernard Proprietor, W D Ross Photographer
    and were located there from 1898-1900. The women’s clothing visible looks Edwardian however – so the time frame would be a little later than that (the signage could have remained on the building after the photographers had gone). My guess would be circa 1910 +/- 5 years.

    August 1, 2014 at 2:53 pm
  • Megan says:

    The photographers on the side of the building were at 117 King Street from 1898 to 1900. So the image of the tram lines running up King Street. The women’s dress is Edwardian rather than Victorian so a slightly later date than 1900 is suggested – maybe 1905?

    August 1, 2014 at 3:13 pm
  • John says:

    The photo shows Druitt and George Streets Sydney, with QVB in background.
    Dated 22/01/1920.

    August 2, 2014 at 8:23 pm
  • Anna Gray says:

    Well done ! Thanks for all your comments and interesting information. It is indeed Druitt and George Streets on 22/01/1920. View the photo here or on Photo Investigator here:

    August 4, 2014 at 9:43 am
  • Harrie Bruce Murrell says:

    Thank you for showing us these interesting photographs of early Sydney, I have fond memories of a city I could visit on my Speedwell push bike and park it on the kerb in George Street while doing my “window shopping” at all the interesting shops.

    August 20, 2014 at 12:57 pm