A group of officials using stop watches to time two male athletes crossing the finish line during a race held at the Main Stadium of the Olympic Games held in Melbourne in 1956.

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 people watching two athletes cross the finish line during a race at a sports ground. Several of them are using stop watches to record their times. In the background, spectators can be seen sitting in large grandstands.

Physical Description

Black and white negative.

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