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Negative - Marshalite Traffic Signal, Clifton Hill, 1960 Image Reg. No: MM 52563

One of approximately 85,000 negatives from the Laurie Richards Collection at Museum Victoria. The images were 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 and white negative
Description Of Content:
A view along Queen's Parade, Clifton Hill in Melbourne taken in July 1960. A Marshalite traffic control signal is seen on the right
Laurie Richards Collection, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: motor cars, hotels, shops, motor trucks, churches, billboards, tram lines, petrochemical products, traffic controls, traffic control signals, punt road, traffic lights, neon signs
Themes this item is part of: Laurie Richards Studio, Photographer, Melbourne, Victoria, Laurie Richards Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Traffic Management & Safety
Tertiary Classification: traffic signals
Original Caption: SERVICE SHOTS
Format: Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia, 22 Jul 1960
Creator: Laurie Richards Studio, 22 Jul 1960


Leighton Passant Posted on 15 Feb 2015 6:44 PM
Does the Museum have a Marshalite Traffic Control signal in their collection?
Discovery Centre Posted on 16 Feb 2015 1:22 PM

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