Now everyone, tell us what is wrong with this image from the building site on the corner of Bathurst and Sussex Streets in Sydney.
There are at least five correct answers.
That's five. Well done.I have certainly seen pictures of trams in Brisbane being used as mobile billboards with displays for washing machines and kitchen appliances etc; so mobile billboards were certainly around in those post-war years.
Also I doubt that there were mobile bill-boards in Sydney in those days.
So the metric style road speed limit sign, the relatively modern van and the advertising with a price in dollars leads me to think that it is either not Sydney or that they've photoshopped trams into a more recent picture of a Sydney scene.Other way around. It's clearly a photo of an old street scene (possibly in Sydney, and I think the foreground and background of the street are different photos merged together) with a bunch of newer objects pasted on top.
The advertisement on the building above the closest tram shows the woman wearing a track suit top with three stripes on the sleeves which is an Adidas logo.The three stripes on the sleeve don't date the 'Love Is' ads as Adidas still make tops with the three stripes even today.
This style was 1970's era which doesn't fit the general era of the photo, also the style of the advert doesn't fit the era.
The 'Senior College Banner' is another as we never had 'Seniors' then like we do today.University Senior College is a year 11-12 school at the University of Adelaide. They did hold one of their 2016 open days at 2:00pm on Sunday 23 October (scroll to the bottom here).