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Depression "bread wars", corner store on Bourke & Fitzroy Streets, Surry Hills, Sydney, 21 August 1934 / Sam Hood. The shop still stands, worn step included, but the area has gentrified since its slum days. From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au Find out more about this photograph: http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=52316

Depression "bread wars", corner store on Bourke & Fitzroy Streets, Surry Hills, Sydney, 21 August 1934 / Sam Hood. The shop still stands, worn step included, but the area has gentrified since its slum days. From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au Find out more about this photograph: http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=52316

Drug dealers, backstreet abortionists and a deadly femme fatale: Fascinating mugshots of women prisoners from 1920s Australia (34-year-old Alma Smith was jailed for five years for performing an illegal abortion on a young woman who later died... SHE WAS 34?! Dang, a life of crime does NOT age you gracefully!)

Drug dealers, backstreet abortionists and a deadly femme fatale: Fascinating mugshots of women prisoners from 1920s Australia

Portraits of Australian criminals in the years 1920 photo police sydney australie mugshot 1920 03 photo photographie histoire featured art

Bubonic Plague in Sydney No. 7 West-street, off Oxford-street (rear) from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900

The rear of 7 West Street, Paddington, off Oxford Street in Sydney. Library of NSW Search - Manuscripts, Oral History, and Pictures Catalogue - Photo shared by the State Library of New South Wales.

Jubilee School, Surry Hills c1912

Jubilee School on lower Campbell St,Surry Hills in Sydney in The school was a ragged school, one that was organised by charitable institutions for destitute children.

Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institute, Darlington. 1905. After renovation. Check out the photo from 1872 on this board.

Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institute, Darlington. After renovation. Check out the photo from 1872 on this board.

'City of shadows: inner-city crime & mayhem 1912-1948' exhibition returns to the Justice & Police Museum in June 2013, running until 30 June 2014, with new and updated images and stories about some of our most intriguing photographs. Saturdays and Sundays only, 10am - 5pm. Image: Mug shot of De Gracy [sic] and Edward Dalton. Details unknown. Central Police Station, Sydney, c.1920. NSW Police Forensic Photography Archive, Justice and Police Museum, Sydney Living Museums.

Mug shot of De Gracy (sic) and Edward Dalton. Central Police Station, Sydney, around (Photo by NSW Police Forensic Photography Archive, Justice & Police Museum, Histiric Houses Trust of NSW)

St. Peter's Surry Hills. Sydney. Australia. 1955

Surry Hills, Sydney Australia, Communion, Peter O'toole, Breakfast, Morning Coffee

Chemists at work, Bayer, Darlington, Sydney, 13 June 1945 / Sam Hood

Chemist, South Wales, Hoods, New South, Sydney, Cowls, Food