A large illuminated torch erected in a unknown location to commemorate the Olympic Games held in Melbourne in 1956.

This image is part of the Laurie Richards Collection at Museum Victoria comprising approximately 85,000 negatives taken by the Melbourne based Laurie Richards Studio between the 1950s -1970s. These negatives are all mostly large format [5"x 4"/ 12.5 x 10 cm], black and white images, though a significant number are in colour. The many photographic jobs that were undertaken in the course of thirty years are itemised in a set of log books, copies of which are also held by Museum Victoria.

Description of Content

1956 Melbourne Olympic decorations showing the Olympic torch illuminated on a steel tower. A laneway, fence and trees are pictured in the foreground.

Physical Description

Black and white cellulose acetate negative.

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