The corner of Elizabeth and Bourke Streets in Melbourne, showing the exterior of The London Store Building, which is decorated to celebrate the Olympic Games held in Melbourne in 1956. The surrounding streets are also decorated with bunting, flags and banners.

This image is part of the Laurie Richards Collection at Museum Victoria comprising approximately 85,000 negatives taken by the Melbourne based Laurie Richards Studio between the 1950s -1970s. These negatives are all mostly large format [5"x 4"/ 12.5 x 10 cm], black and white images, though a significant number are in colour. The many photographic jobs that were undertaken in the course of thirty years are itemised in a set of log books, copies of which are also held by Museum Victoria.

Description of Content

An exterior view of large department store building, on the corner of a city block. It and the surrounding streets are decorated with flags, bunting and banners. Crowds of people are lining the streets, and several cars are parked in the background.

Physical Description

Black and white negative.

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