<em>Characters, </em>a new book by Stephen Banham, investigates the stories behind Melbourne’s street signs.

Typographic Stories of the City Streets

Traffic accident and traffic jostling through the roundabout at St Kilda Junction, Melbourne. Good ol' RACV to the rescue (Picture from Scott Brodie, Coniston Designs)

1920's department store window display (detail) BUCKLEY & NUNN AUSTRALIA "Short skirts not only allowed for daring window displays -they created fierce competition in the stocking market." from Parade The Story of Fashion in Australia by Alexandra Joel (please follow minkshmink on pinterest) #twenties #flapper #twentiesdisplay #deco #decocover #windowdisplay #mannequin #stockings #hoisery

1920's department store window display (detail) BUCKLEY & NUNN AUSTRALIA "Short skirts not only allowed for daring window displays -they created fierce competition in the stocking market." from Parade The Story of Fashion in Australia by Alexandra Joel (please follow minkshmink on pinterest) #twenties #flapper #twentiesdisplay #deco #decocover #windowdisplay #mannequin #stockings #hoisery

St.Kilda Junction

St Kilda Junction, in the background is the Junction Petrol Station which was a feature of the Junction for many years.

The People's Palace at 131 King St,Melbourne in Victoria.

The People's Palace at 131 King St,Melbourne in Victoria.

Bourke Street OMG I remember the east end cinema:-)

Bourke Street OMG I remember the east end cinema:-)

St Paul's Cathedral at Flinders Lane and Swanston St, Melbourne,Victoria under construction in 1889.

St Paul's Cathedral at Flinders Lane and Swanston St, Melbourne,Victoria under construction in 1889.

Skating Girl. She appeared at The Moritz Ice Rink in St Kilda many moons ago. With thanks to the St Kilda Historical Society.

She appeared at The Moritz Ice Rink in St Kilda many moons ago. With thanks to the St Kilda Historical Society.

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