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Negative - Commonwealth Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd, Factory Interior, Yarraville, Victoria, 1958 Image Reg. No: MM 125456

Black and white negative depicting a man working in a factory at Commonwealth Fertilizers & Chemicals 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.
Black and white cellulose acetate negative.
Description Of Content:
Workman pictured standing with manufacturing machinery at the Commonwealth Fertilizers and Chemicals factory in Yarraville.
Laurie Richards Collection, Museum Victoria
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 125 mm (Height), 99 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: working life, agriculture, factories, manufacturing workers, portraits, manufacturers, chemicals, manufacturing equipment, demijohn
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: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: manufacturing processes
Inscriptions: Hand written in white ink on negative below image: 'GX709'

Printed on negative: '1'
Format: Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Commonwealth Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd, Yarraville, Victoria, Australia, 1958
Photographer: Laurie Richards Studio, Yarraville, Victoria, Australia, 1958

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