We are looking at the back side of the Orpheum sign that hung at the St. Charles/Royal intersection. Since the front of the sign faced the river, we are looking in, toward the river. The closest car is number 256, on the lakebound inner track, probably one of the Jackson & Sharp cars built in 1899. At the right, a car is just completing the turn from St. Charles Street onto the inner riverbound track, presumably on the Coliseum or Henry Clay line. We can see a sign for the Peoples Bank at the top of one of the buildings on the right (uptown) side of Canal Street. At the far left, we can just see a multi-seat automobile, an early bus, awaiting passengers — a sign of things to come. — Acmegraph Co.
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