2014 Cover image

Our image catalogue tells us that this lovely photograph c.1910 of a woman beside a tram is not as simple as it looks. The caption reads: 'Simulation of tram accident - showing lady standing next to tram'. It was taken at the tram barns on Hackney Rd (where the State Herbarium is now located) as part of a safety campaign, and is part of a series of images. They say a picture can tell a thousand words: our designers, We're Open, have changed the context of the tram and its passenger, placing them on the tramline outside the brand new SAHMRI building, demonstrating one of the principles of About Time: the past has a place in the present.

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