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Negative - Datsun 240Z & Japanese Woman, Melbourne International Motor Show, 5 Mar 1971 Image Reg. No: MM 055595

Image of a Datsun 240Z taken at the Melbourne Motor Show on 5 March 1971. It 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, 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:
A female advertising model, wearing a Japanese kimono, standing next to a Datsun 240Z motor car on display as part of the International Motor Show at the Royal Exhibition Building.
Laurie Richards Collection, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: exhibitions, traditional costumes, motor cars, lighting, signage, leisure, royal exhibition building, cars, gender roles, display boards, japanese, advertising models
Themes this item is part of: Laurie Richards Studio, Photographer, Melbourne, Victoria, Laurie Richards Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection
Secondary Classification: Exhibitions & Trade Shows
Tertiary Classification: motor shows
Original Caption: MOTOR SHOW
Model Name/Number: 240Z
Format: Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 05 Mar 1971
Creator: Laurie Richards Studio, Alphington, Victoria, Australia, 05 Mar 1971

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