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Frank Smith & secretary in his office, c.1929 / photographed by Hall & Co.c.1929

by Hall & Co.
Frank B. Smith with an agent for the Richfield Oil Company of California, with an office in Bridge Street from 1928 to 1932. Before being involved in the oil industry, he was a former secretary to Victorian Railways Commissioner. Mr Smith's secretary was his wife Pearl (nee Earle), who he's married in 1926. The photograph on the wall of Australian gunners in action relates to Smith's younger brother, who fought at Gallipoli. Behind him is a photograph of his other brother, with the Lin Smith Jazz Band.