Negative - Refuelling an ANA DC-4 at Essendon, circa 1954 Image Reg. No: MM 56972

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, working for the Advertiser newspaper in Adelaide, and the Argus and the Herald newspapers in Melbourne. In 1953, he opened his own business and set up a photographic studio at his home at 4 Tower Avenue, Alphington, an inner suburb of Melbourne. At its peak, in the late 1960s, the Laurie Richards Studio was one of Melbourne's pre-eminent commercial photographic studios, employing twelve photographers. The Laurie Richards Studio worked mainly in advertising and public relations, and had a broad clientele which included commercial companies, government institutions and the entertainment industry.
Black & White Negative
Description Of Content:
Two workers refuelling an Australian National Airways DC-4 (VH-INH) from a `VACUUM' fuel tanker at Essendon airport.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: aeroplanes, uniforms, signage, road tankers, drivers, hoses, petrochemicals, airports, transport workers
Themes this item is part of: Laurie Richards Studio, Photographer, Melbourne, Victoria, Laurie Richards Collection, Engineering Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Airports
Tertiary Classification: ground support
Model Name/Number: DC-4
Format: Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Essendon, Victoria, Australia, 1950-1960
Creator: Laurie Richards Studio, 1950-1960


JOHN WILSON Posted on 28 Sep 2013 1:03 PM
Aircraft is an ANA Douglas DC-6B VH-INH.

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