More than 5000 people have visited the All in a Days Work exhibition since it opened at Orange Regional Museum in early June, and on Friday there will be a free public talk about the images.
Orange and District Historical Society president and exhibition co-curator Elisabeth Edwards will lead the floor talk and discuss the selection process of how 78 photographs were chosen from a collection of 1.25 million Central Western Daily negatives.
Ms Edwards said the idea for All in a Days Work, which featured people working in a range of occupations from 1955 to 1974, came when volunteers were sorting the 80,000 larger negatives, which were held by the Orange and District Historical Society.
Among the topics she said she would discuss were the quality of the images and the changes in the way people worked and the amount of physical work they did.
"The other will be the changes you can see in the workplace from the 1950s and '60s to what they are now, the fact that there wasn't much in the way of safety equipment or clothing used," Ms Edwards said.
"Also, the work places we've lost over the decades such as the Emmco factory Wangarrie Saw Mill and the woollen mills."
The free floor talk will be at 6pm with complimentary light refreshments served.
DO YOU WANT MORE ORANGE NEWS?
- Receive our free newsletters delivered to your inbox, as well as breaking news alerts. Sign up below ...