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

Side view of a railway freight car holding three Mayne Nickless transport containers. Two contain petroleum and another contains pet food. There is a man standing on the top of one of the containers holding a long rod in the air. There are advertising posters on the side of the containers that read, 'Speedex container service forwarding agents for Tucker Box dog and cat food' and 'Speedier Service... Congratulations to Vic & NSW Railways Depts. from the marketers of Mobilgas & Mobiloil. Mayne Nickless containers'.

Physical Description

Black and white cellulose acetate negative.

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