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Negative - Swallow & Ariell Ltd, Staff Portrait of Man & Woman, Biscuit Manufactory, Port Melbourne, Victoria, 1958 Image Reg. No: MM 125440

Summary:
Black and white negative depicting a man and woman working at Biscuit Manufacturer Swallow & Ariell Ltd in 1958. This image is 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, in 1953, he opened his own business and set up a photographic studio at his home in Alphington. At its peak, in the late 1960s, the Laurie Richards Studio was one of Melbourne's pre-eminent commercial photographic studios, employing twelve photographers.
Description:
Black and white cellulose acetate negative.
Description Of Content:
Swallow & Ariell biscuit factory picturing two staff members at work. A woman is pictured seated with a mixing machine, a man is pictured holding two beakers above his head. Manufacturing machinery is pictured in the background.
Acknowledgement:
Laurie Richards Collection, Museum Victoria
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 125 mm (Height), 99 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: working life, food technology, manufacturing, factories, food, manufacturing workers, portraits, staff, manufacturers, people, manufacturing equipment
Themes this item is part of: Laurie Richards Studio, Photographer, Melbourne, Victoria, Laurie Richards Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Food & Drinks
Tertiary Classification: manufacturing processes
Inscriptions: Hand written in white ink on negative below image: 'GX551'
Format: Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Swallow & Ariell Ltd, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1958
Photographer: Laurie Richards Studio, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1958

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