Snapshot: Community and Katoomba 1950 – 60s
14 – 24 Apr
Visit this free exhibition of photographs recently acquired by the Blue Mountains Library’s Local Studies Collection. The photographs reveal a rich tapestry of Blue Mountains life ranging from weddings and other celebrations through to club meetings, business conventions, street processions, and workplaces. The larger collection is currently being investigated and by local studies librarian John Merriman and will be made available online as an accessible and valuable historical resource.
Image: Australian Football Factory. A series showing workers manufacturing leather footballs in a corrugated iron building. Here women work on Singer industrial sewing machines. Format: silver gelatin negative, 4″ x 5″ (10 cm x 12.4 cm) Date Range: c. 1955 Location: Katoomba