Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Wow! The retailers of today would be thrilled to see so many passersby and prospective customers .
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/angeljim46] Wouldn't they? There isn't an exact date on it, but I wonder if it is Christmas season or sale time?
The city seems busier then than it does now.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/statelibraryofnsw] The sun is high and summer attire is out. This is pre-war. There's not a serviceman or woman to be seen. This seems to be Pitt Street (looking north) at the corner of Market Street. (Thanks to Corinneski and John Cowper for correction) Google Street View: www.google.com.au/maps/place/Market+St,+Sydney+NSW+2000/@...
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/angeljim46] Thanks Andy. The collection has 1933-42 on it for this group of photos. Flickr doesn't allow for a date range like that, so I randomly picked 1940 for the lot. Any advances on dates welcome! EG
On the left hand side of the pic it seems to be the old Farmers store so to my way of thinking this is Pitt Street with King Street in the background so it must be the corner of Pitt and Market Streets. I have fond memories of shopping in Farmers.
The shot shows the 1937 Christmas crowds at the corner of Pitt and Market Streets, the photo originally appearing in the Sydney Morning Herald.. The picture was later reprinted in A Century of NSW Tramcars by Ken McCarty and Norman Chinn ((published 1968, by the South Pacific Electic Railway Co-operative Society - now the Sydney Tramway Museum). I have a copy of the book in my collection.
The picture shows an interesting selection of tramcar stock. In the foreground we see a coupled set of K-class tramcars (led by 1288), followed by a coupled set of Ps, and a single O-class. Crossing King Street in the extreme distance we see an R-class tram on the King Street line and in the block between King Street and Martin Place we see more O-class cars.
All-in-all a wonderful picture!
Time is 13:25 - the lunchtime rush
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