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Depression "bread wars", corner store on Bourke & Fitzroy Streets, Surry Hills, Sydney, 21 August 1934 / Sam Hood. The shop still stands, worn step included, but the area has gentrified since its slum days. From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au Find out more about this photograph: http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=52316

Depression "bread wars", corner store on Bourke & Fitzroy Streets, Surry Hills, Sydney, 21 August 1934 / Sam Hood. The shop still stands, worn step included, but the area has gentrified since its slum days. From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au Find out more about this photograph: http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=52316

Minerva Theatre, Potts Point and Kings Cross, Sydney, May 1939 / photographer Sam Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Minerva Theatre, Potts Point and Kings Cross, Sydney, May 1939 / photographer Sam Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Santa Claus, Grace Bros, Broadway, Sydney, 27 November 1946 / by Sam Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Santa Claus, Grace Bros, Broadway, Sydney, 27 November 1946 / by Sam Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Schoolchildren line up for free issue of soup and a slice of bread in the Depression, Belmore North Public School, Sydney, 2 August 1934 / Sam Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Schoolchildren line up for free issue of soup and a slice of bread in the Depression, Belmore North Public School, Sydney, 2 August 1934 / Sam Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Depression at 'Happy Valley', Brighton-le-Sands, Sydney, 1930's / (Sam Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr)

Depression at 'Happy Valley', Brighton-le-Sands, Sydney, 1930's / (Sam Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr)

Load-testing of Harbour Bridge when fifty steam locos were run on western side, February 1932, by Ted HoodBy State Library of New South Wales collection

Load-testing of Harbour Bridge when fifty steam locos were run on western side, February 1932, by Ted HoodBy State Library of New South Wales collection

North Bondi team march past, 1930s / by Sam Hood  From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au  More information about this impage: http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=153765

North Bondi team march past, 1930s / by Sam Hood From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au More information about this impage: http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=153765

St Patrick's Day sports at Showground, March 1940, by Sam Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

St Patrick's Day sports at Showground, March 1940, by Sam Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

6th Division boards the troopships, 9-10 January 1940, by Sam Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

6th Division boards the troopships, 9-10 January 1940, by Sam Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Poppy seller pins the flower on cricketer Don Bradman's lapel outside the State Theatre, Sydney, Remembrance Day, early 1930s / photograph by Sam Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Poppy seller pins the flower on cricketer Don Bradman's lapel outside the State Theatre, Sydney, Remembrance Day, early 1930s / photograph by Sam Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Capitol Theatre, 17 November 1944, by Sam Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Capitol Theatre, 17 November 1944, by Sam Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Coronation decorations; illuminations of Sydney, Anzac War Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney, 1937 / photographer, Sam Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection

Coronation decorations; illuminations of Sydney, Anzac War Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney, 1937 / photographer, Sam Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection

Wirth Circus parade (Lord Mayor's Fund), 1941 / Sam Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Wirth Circus parade (Lord Mayor's Fund), 1941 / Sam Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr