Negative - Jaguar Mark II, circa 1965 Image Reg. No: MM 054563

Image of a Jaguar Mark II, circa 1965. 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:
Racing car driver, Bob Jane, in overalls with a Jaguar Mk II sedan at a Mobilgas service station.
Laurie Richards Collection, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: motor cars, fuel pumps, billboards, petrochemicals, service stations, motor garages, oil companies, motor racing, racing cars
Themes this item is part of: Laurie Richards Studio, Photographer, Melbourne, Victoria, Laurie Richards Collection, Leisure Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Motor Sports
Tertiary Classification: motor car racing
Model Name/Number: Mk II
Format: Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Victoria, Australia, 1960-1970
Creator: Laurie Richards Studio, Alphington, Victoria, Australia, 1960-1970


Stephen Moulder Posted on 28 Jan 2012 3:40 PM
Bob Jane in racing suit I think.
Discovery Centre Posted on 30 Jan 2012 3:34 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Stephen,
Thank you for providing us with the above information. After further research it was discovered that it is Bob Jane in the image. The record has been amended to reflect this.

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