Staff party with a difference

Renowned Sydney photographer and 20th century identity Monte Luke established his central Sydney photography studio in 1920. Always part of the Sydney social scene – whether as a guest, the photographer or both – Monte was also quite the host. Even his staff parties were a gala occasion.

I recently found this invitation to the 1928 Monte Luke Studio Staff Dance in the archives and it certainly put a smile on my face. I imagine the evening would have been quite a hoot!

Invitation to the Staff Dance - Monte Luke Photography Studio, 1928
Invitation to the Staff Dance – Monte Luke Photography Studio, 1928