Kids Watching TV in the Past.

No smartphones, iPads, or any internet technology devices. The only thing of technology for entertainment this time was black and white TVs.
children2bwatching2btv2bin2bthe2bpast2b252842529Take a look at these lovely vintage photos to see children entertained by watching television in the past.
See more images of kids watching telly via vintage everyday: Before the Internet – 25 Vintage Photos Show Children Watching TV in the Past

Horse drawn Traffic, Adelaide.


Including three double-deck horse trams in the foreground. All but one tram line was built in standard gauge with the exception of that from Port Adelaide to Albert Park, built in 5’3″ inch (1.6 metre) broad gauge to accommodate the railways’ steam engines.
Some of this line also needed raising on embankments to avoid swampy ground and flooding.
There were 74 miles (119 km) of tramlines with 1062 horses and 162 cars by 1901.
Electrification occurred from 1909.
via transpressnz.blogspot

“The Lady from Mars.”

June 16, 1969: The gadgets were on display at an annual consumer electronics expo at two Manhattan hotels.
Crowds who jammed corridors and rooms of a total of nine floors in the two hotels were treated to a mass exhibition of the latest in radio, television, tape recorders and other electronic devices.
There was  an automobile alarm that blurted out a pre-recorded cry like this:
‘Help! I am a black Buick Riviera, New York license No. XXX. I am being stolen! Help! Call the police!’  The New York Times reported.
Also shown was a Panasonic FM stereo radio headset that made a listener look like a ‘man from Mars’ with two antennas pointing out.
Photo: Don Hogan Charles/The New York Times
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“Rundle Street/Mall, Adelaide”.

history_horse_09How things change…
In the first photo at the top we have Rundle Street complete with horse drawn tram at the beginning of the 20th Century.
Rundle Street was named after John Rundle one of the original directors of the South Australia Company, set up in the 1830s  in the UK to oversee the new colony of South Australia
picture-2In the second photo we have Rundle Mall (opened on 1 September, 1976) as it is nowadays, the home of the main shopping area in the inner city Adelaide.
By the way Haighs Chocolates situated on the Beehive Corner and on the left are South Australian, expensive and wonderful.
Below is an iconic photo of the Beehive Corner (corner of King William Street and Rundle Street) in its hey day complete with traffic.

“Elizabeth Yeats, Artist”.

yeats-brushwork8The Graphic Arts Collection recently acquired two copy books by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats (1868-1940), the sister of W.B. Yeats.
In the 1890s, Elizabeth was living in London, teaching art to children and involved with the Royal Drawing Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
The Society’s director, Thomas Robert Ablett, wrote the introduction to her 1896 edition.
“Miss Yeats, who is the daughter of an artist and a skillful kindergarten mistress, has proved that she can make good use of the subject.
For several years her pupils’ brush work has obtained high awards at the Annual Exhibition of the Royal Drawing Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
In this volume, Miss Yeats gives her experience for the benefit of others, wisely choosing her subjects from the flowers of the field, so that any teacher may paint from the growing plants themselves, with the help of the advice freely given and the chance of comparing the results obtained by Miss Yeats”.
Read on via A Lesson in Brushwork with Elizabeth Yeats | Graphic Arts.

“Balfours Tea Rooms, Adelaide”.

The name Balfours has been associated with Adelaide for more than a century.
For many baby boomers the name brings back memories of a trip to ‘town’ with mum or grandma and a lunch in the tea rooms that remained a fixture in the city until 2004, although it had been sold by Balfours in the late 1980s I believe.
It all began in 1856 when Scottish immigrant James Calder established a bakery and shop on Rundle Street, Adelaide, called the City Steam Biscuit Factory.
He was joined shortly after by his nephew, John Balfour, in 1877 and the company eventually traded under the name Calder and Balfour.
Photo courtesy of San Remo Macaroni Company Pty Ltd Balfours Tea Rooms in Rundle Street.
In the 1890s a new factory was built in Caldwell Street (off Carrington Street) but tea rooms remained in Rundle Street.
Further expansion occurred in the early 20th century, seeing Balfours move to a new factory site, on the corner of Morphett and Franklin Streets.
Balfour’s son-in-law, Charles Wauchope, entered the business in the 1890s and later the company name became Balfour Wauchope Pty Ltd.
Balfours maintained this presence in the city until 2003 when manufacturing was moved to Dudley Park, a suburb in the inner north-west.
Photo from State Library of SA. The Balfour Wauchope Factory was a well known landmark in the city, on the corner of Franklin and Morphett Streets
Please read on via Balfours Tea Rooms in Rundle Street | Adelaide Remember When.