Take a look for yourself. Below is an amazing old photo of Swanston Street in Melbourne, Australia in 1858. That's right, this photo is nearly 160 years old!
Source: State Library Victoria
Elevated view looking down street with buildings on either side, and with horses and carts parked at the side of the street. Signs on buildings read: Nicholson's Family Tea & Coffee Warehouse ; R. Potts & Co., Importers & Warehousemen.