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    Frank Smith & secretary in his office, c.1929 / photographed by Hall & Co.
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    Photographs - 1 silver gelatin photoprint - 24.7 x 29.7 cm.
  • Source
    Presented Feb 1976 Pic.Acc.3551
  • General note

    Frank B. (Bagot) Smith was an agent for the Richfield Oil Company of California, with an office in Bridge Street, Sydney, from 1928 to 1932. Before being involved in the oil industry, he was a former secretary to Victorian Railways Commissioner and a licensed shorthand writer for the Supreme Court of Victoria. Source: An Eye for Photography / Alan Davies. Victoria: Miegunyah Press, 2004
    Mr Smith's secretary was his wife Pearl (nee Earle), they married in 1926. The photographs on the wall; (at left) Australian gunners in action at Gallipoli titled `The bruvver' refers to Frank B. Smith's younger brother, who fought at Gallipoli; and (at center) a portrait of Smith's other brother with his jazz band, the Lin Smith Jazz Band. -- Information from family member, Sept 2005, ML 1763/75.
    See also Pic.Acc.3551 (Pictures Source File) for a list of other photographs from this collection and further biographical notes on F.B. Smith at PXn 440.
    Digital order no:a128670
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