The corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne, featuring various buildings including Princes Bridge and Flinders Street Stations and a number of shops and offices. The streets have been decorated with lights and flags and a large illuminated torch to commemorate the Olympic Games held in Melbourne in 1956. The photograph has been taken with a long exposure, making a particular feature out of the lighting on the tram tracks.

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 night view of a city street, decorated with lights and an illuminated torch. In the background are a train station and a large ornated building. A number of cars are parked along the side of the street.

Physical Description

Black and white negative.

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