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Photographs2890 of 4469A funny Old autograph bookGreat RPPC from @1908 **Strange collar insignia***
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Posted 5 years ago

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Someone brought me a packet of old photos and stamps yesterday including these ones. i think that the third photo was taken in Sydney, N.S.W. [i think that's the coat-hanger during construction]. Does anyone recognize either of the men in the fourth picture? Do you think any of these have any value? i kind of like the circus one.

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  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
    The tall man with the bowler, looks a lot like P T Barnum
  2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    thanks kerry10456 and mustangtony. mine isn't a postcard. it's a large 6"x 8" photo. i'll look up p.t. barnum.
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Yes, Kev, it was the headquarters of the QN bank at 99 Pitt Sreet. The QN was bought out by the National Bank of Australia which later became the NAB one of our largest banks. The site today has a branch of the NAB but the building seen here has been replaced with a very ugly 80's building, I think. The area is still very " banky". The photo is definitely from the early thirties. Bent St is there on the right.
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Was the old guy with the bowler taking the pulse of the young bloke?
  5. musikchoo musikchoo, 5 years ago
    Great Photos ! What do we have to the left of the Steeple in the Third Photo??
  6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    thanks everybody! i think that it is P.T. Barnum in the 4th pic. does anyone recognize who he's with?
  7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    that would belong to the bank president. he lives at the back of the bank.

  8. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    it does look like p.t. barnum is taking the pulse of the skinny guy. 'yup. still alive.'
  9. musikchoo musikchoo, 5 years ago
    May be Bailey (:-)
  10. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    definitely NOT P. T. Barnum. he died in 1898 - well before this photo was taken [probably 1930s].
  11. ozmarty ozmarty, 5 years ago
    Love the photos would love to own them .
    The one with the bridge is prior to 19th March 1932 when the bridge was opened as there are still cranes on it and post , 19 August 1930, when the two halves of the arch touched for the first time
  12. ozmarty ozmarty, 5 years ago
    here is some info and possibly name of persion in the cicus photo
  13. ozmarty ozmarty, 5 years ago
  14. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    thanks ozmarty! i'm just seeing your comments now. unfortunately, i can't seem to be able to use any links on cw. grrrr....

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