This photo album was collated by Ray Pearson, a tramways history enthusiast and collector.
It was donated to the museum in 2012 along with one other photo album, by his grandson.
This photo ablum is significant for containing a large volume of historic photographs of vehicles, personnel and events related to the the Victorian tramways - particularly Victorian Railways, Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong tramways - from c1920's to c1994.
Brown rectangular photo album (landscape format) containing photographs, newsclippings, postcards and other paper documents.
The album contains 25 separate leaves plus a front and back cover.
The album is bound on the left edge with brown cord, tied in a knot at the front.
The spine and page edges are tattered and many of the photographs and documents within are loose.
Inscriptions & markings
The front cover has a printed decorative border, rectangular in shape with a geometric pattern. The corners of the border also have decorative geometric shapes.
Printed inscription within the border:
Hand written inscription in white-out or white pen:
TRAMS of VICTORIAN RLYS. / BALLARAT. BENDIGO. GEELONG.
Hand written inscription in black biro pen:
RAY PEARSON collection
Hand written inscriptions in biro and white-out or white pen for photographs and documents within.
Sticker on inside left of back cover. Printed fine rectangular border with logo (depicting a lion holding a flag within a shield shape) and text within.
DICKINSON / LION BRAND / PHOTO ALBUMS
When ordering ask for / THE LUCETTA / ALBUM / Size of Leaf / No. 3011 10 X 8 / Also Stocked in / No. 3010 8 X 6 / No. 3012 12 X 10
Bottom edge outside of border: