Metropolitan Abattoirs c1925

Photographer unknown

Registration number

1755715

Artist/maker

Photographer unknown

Title

Metropolitan Abattoirs

Production date

c1925

Medium

photographic paper

Dimensions (H x W x D)

49.4 x 64.5 cm

Inscriptions

(handwritten) METROPOLITAN ABATTOIRS / MOTORMEN & ASSISTANTS / Delivery of Meat Branch

Credit line

City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection

Keywords

Metropolitan Abattoirs, Delivery of Meat branch, City of Melbourne

Summary

Group portrait of motormen and assistants from the Metropolitan Abattoirs Delivery of Meat branch. From 1849 abattoirs were run by the City of Melbourne. They were located all over the city and eventually died out when refrigeration became more efficient. When Angliss Meatworks and Flemington closed in 1977, it signalled the end of metropolitan slaughtering.

This photograph was printed on paper supplied by S.P. Bond Ltd. Photo Stock Merchants of 51 Rundle Street, Adelaide.