A petrol station decorated to celebrate the Olympic Games held in Melbourne in 1956, includes bunting, national flags and the Olympic Rings. The complex includes three petrol bowsers, service area, lubritorium and a small motor car dealership.

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 petrol station featuring three petrol bowsers, a showroom and workshop. Several cars and a motorcycle are parked in front. It is decorated with bunting, flags and the Olympic Rings

Physical Description

Black and white negative.

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