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.

Description of Content

Store room and kitchen interior showing packaged Nestlé food and beverage products and industrial equipment. Packets of Swallow's biscuits are shown on a shelf in the foreground with three urns and an electric cooker on the shelf above. Milk cans and a mixing machine are shown in the background, along with Nestlé's and Nescafe packing boxes. These food supplies are in preparation for sale at the Nestlé stall during the 1956 Olympic Games.

Physical Description

Black and white cellulose acetate negative.

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