Summary

One of approximately 85,000 negatives from the Laurie Richards Collection taken by the Melbourne based Laurie Richards Studio between the 1950s -1970s.

Laurie Richards was a professional photographer who began his career as a photo-journalist, working for the Advertiser newspaper in Adelaide, and the Argus and the Herald newspapers in Melbourne. In 1953, he opened his own business and set up a photographic studio at his home at 4 Tower Avenue, Alphington, an inner suburb of Melbourne. At its peak, in the late 1960s, the Laurie Richards Studio was one of Melbourne's pre-eminent commercial photographic studios, employing twelve photographers. The Laurie Richards Studio worked mainly in advertising and public relations, and had a broad clientele which included commercial companies, government institutions and the entertainment industry.

Description of Content

Promotional image showing five young men in blazers standing on a staircase on the passenger ship SS Iberia. Two men, one wearing a captain's uniform, are shown standing on the deck below. The boys blazers show memberships to clubs including the 'Junior Farmers Clubs of Tasmania' and the 'Rural Youth South Australia'.

Physical Description

Black and white cellulose acetate negative.

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