Historical information

Points of interest in the photograph are the lack of white lines along the tracks, safety zone equipment behind the tram, the "Hail Cars Here" tram stop sign on a steel pole by a traffic light and the style of traffic light. Two advertising panels on the front of the tram advertise "Jex Soap Pads" and the musical "Hair" at the Metro Theatre Bourke St. Two Fords are alongside the tramcar. The original source of photograph unknown.

The Musical "Hair" was presented in Melbourne during 1971.

Significance

Yields information about the location, the streetscape and the trams and vehicles in use at the time.

Physical description

Colour illustration of M&MTB tram W2 417 on a route 45, Deepdene service in Collins St. Melbourne at the intersection of Russell St. with the Scots Church in the background.

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