Black and white negative depicting a man working in a factory at Commonwealth Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd in 1958. This image 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, in 1953, he opened his own business and set up a photographic studio at his home in Alphington. At its peak, in the late 1960s, the Laurie Richards Studio was one of Melbourne's pre-eminent commercial photographic studios, employing twelve photographers.

Description of Content

Workman pictured standing with manufacturing machinery at the Commonwealth Fertilizers and Chemicals factory in Yarraville.

Physical Description

Black and white cellulose acetate negative.

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