Snapshot: Community and Katoomba 1950 – 60s

14 – 24 Apr
Seminar Room

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