A group of women and men in evening dress attending `The Mobilgas and Mobiloil Olympic Ball, which was held to celebrate the Olympic Games held in Melbourne in 1956. A number of them are waltzing on the dancefloor, while a smaller group are sitting at tables, watching the proceedings.

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

A group of women and men in evening dress attending a ball. A large number are dancing in pairs in the background, while a smaller number are sitting at long tables in the foreground.

Physical Description

Black and white negative.

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