Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Photo: Broadview Streetcar in 1896

Broadview Streetcar, 1896

That's the Broadview streetcar, at Broadview and Danforth, in 1896. I found the photo through Google, but as it turns out, Torontoist posted it with an article about Victorian transit riders and drivers bitching about each other. My favourite complaint: "Ladies who wish to attract the attention of the conductor are not expected to punch him in the ribs with their umbrellas." The piece is from their kickass "Historicist" series, which gets published every Saturday. And you can read it here.

1 comment:

  1. What a great photo a story to go with it!!I am a 14 year veteran streetcar OperatorI believe thats an Old "Peter Witt"Thanks for posting this as I continue to look for great tidbits like this..Have a nice day!