What Did Melbourne’s Swanston Street Look Like in 1858?

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!

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.

Source: State Library Victoria