Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
What was horse-drawn is now human-drawn and electrified ... strange!
The electric trams look like ghosts. The right hand one is not level either. It's sitting down at the back.
Would that be an early example of 'cut and paste'?
It's a photoshop job!
I'm thinking that Mr Lawrence wanted to save money. Perhaps this was to be a colourised postcard, but those horse-drawn trams were just soooo last century that they had to go!
or was it a photo montage to convince the city fathers that electric trams wouldn't be a blight on the streetscape?
Yes, hand-edited to move it from 1890ish to 1905+. Notice that the people drawn in are in lighter colours with straw hats, in the 1905 fashion.
Brilliant wee bit of editing! Lol.. very early Photoshop!
A photochrom of the same photo.. but slightly different: lcweb2.loc.gov/service/pnp/ppmsc/09800/09843v.jpg
You'll note that the electric trolleys still poop in the street.
That lady perilously close to the ghostly tram had best watch her step then.
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