A male athlete, wear the Russian Team tracksuit, playing chess with another man in a house at the village built to house the athletes and officals visiting for the Olympic Games held in Melbourne in 1956. One of his team members, wearing a similar suit, is adjusting the controls of a radio receiver.

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

Two men seated at a table playing chess, while one is smoking a cigarette. Another man is adjusting a radio in the background. Two of the men are wearing Russian Team tracksuits.

Physical Description

Black and white negative.

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