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A tram, full with children, advertising the objective "500 boys in jobs before Xmas", Wakefield Street, with Oriental Parade in background, [ca 1932]

Reference Number: 1/2-084811-G

A tram with a sign attached to it which reads "Back to prosperity month. Objective: 500 boys in jobs before Xmas. Will you help?". The double decker tram is filled with children on both levels. In the background is a Castrol petrol station, in Wakefield Street, Wellington, with Oriental Parade in the background. Taken by an unidentified photographer, circa 1932.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Wakefield Street, Trams, Signs and signboards, Children, Depressions - 1929 and Unemployment.

Part of:
Negatives of the Evening Post newspaper, Reference Number PAColl-0614-1 (5390 digitised items)
Evening Post :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post newspaper, Reference Number PA-Group-00287 (5802 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Glass negative. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: This is Tram no. 35 which was used for advertising (especially Art Unions) - had large boards on either side and illuminated by many light bulbs. Could only be driven by senior motormen because of the difficulties of the power supply - the light bulbs drew off so much current that they interfered with the electrically operated points.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Pictorial Reference Service331. Labour conditions. 1930s(PFP-001516)

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