Mind Your Shoes:
George St, about 1901 – one gentleman scrambles to catch a tram, another steps up to reach the kerb.
The lovely ladies on the right are high and dry on the stone slab pavement, and not far behind them a man sports a boater hat, perfect for a fine day in the city.
Note the gas streetlamp – supplied from AGL’s big works at what is now Barangaroo – and the ornate cast-iron poles supporting the tram wires, fed with electricity from Ultimo Power Station.
In the middle distance is the GPO and its street-level clock, and beyond that the huge central dome of the QVB.
(photo from NSW State Library)