Photograph - Massey Harris Ferguson, Seven Guests at the 'Show of Progress', Melbourne, Victoria, 1956 Image Reg. No: MM 112989

Black and white photograph of guests attending the Massey-Ferguson 'Show of Progress' event which was organised for the company's dealers and their wives.

This item is part of a collection of photographs, negatives, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature belonging to the H. V. McKay Sunshine Collection. The McKay collection is regarded as one of the most significant industrial heritage collections in Australia. The collection relates to the agricultural manufacturing firm, the Sunshine Harvester Works. The Australian operations of this company were originally founded by Hugh V. McKay in the 1890s in Ballarat. Between 1906 and 1907, McKay moved production to Sunshine where the firm became one of the largest industrial businesses in Australia. Change in ownership is a recurring theme in the company?s history. In 1930, it merged with Massey-Harris to become H.V McKay Massey Harris. In the mid-1950s, the company was absorbed by Canadian agricultural firm Massey-Ferguson. Production in Sunshine ceased in the mid-1980s, following almost 100 years of manufacturing agricultural equipment.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph.
Description Of Content:
Seven guests stand together at the Massey Harris Ferguson's 'Show of Progress' dealers event.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 204 mm (Height), 258 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: smoking, cigarettes, social functions, interior views, drinks, employees, people, events
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: social functions
Inscriptions: Handwritten in grey pencil on the back of photograph: 'X / X / ALEX HAMILTON / + / WIFE / MR POMEROY / + / WIFE / X.'

Handwritten in blue ink on the back of photograph: 'M7'
People Depicted: Alex Hamilton; Mr L M Pomeroy; Mrs Pomeroy; Peg Hamilton; Mr K McGee
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1956
Organiser of Event: Massey Harris Ferguson, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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