A studio shot of an elaborately decorated iced cake celebrating the Oympic Games held in Melbourne in 1956. Next to it are two prize certificates from the Royal Melbourne Show, including a first and a special prize. The cake features the Coat of Arms of the City of Melbourne and the Olympic Rings.

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.

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A decorated iced cake, featuring a coat of arms and Olympic Rings, with two prize certificates next to it.

Physical Description

Black and white negative.

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