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Photograph - Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, Dinner for Returned World War II Personnel, Menu Signing, Sydney, New South Wales,1945 Image Reg. No: MM 96063

Summary:
Black and white, silver gelatin photograph of a Kodak presentation dinner in Sydney to welcome home those Kodak employees who had served in World War II, 1945.

This photograph is one of a series of eight black and white photographs. This dinner was held for the Sydney branch and was one of a number of dinners held in 1945. Two men are signing dinner menus at the official table for the men and women who are standing behind. The man on the viewer's right wearing glasses signing the menus was presented with a plaque in another photograph in this series, MM 96067.

Front row seated (left to right) Mr J. Lattimore, F. E. Manning, Mr. R. J. Mitchell, and Mr E. A. Lloyd. Back row (John Hogarth, Sydney Branch, looking over Mr Lloyd's shoulder.)


Kodak manufactured and distributed a wide range of photographic products to Australasia, such as film, paper, chemicals, cameras and miscellaneous equipment. Its client base included amateur and professional photographers, as well as specialist medical and graphic art professionals who used photography, x-ray and other imaging techniques.

This photograph is part of the Kodak collection of products, promotional materials, photographs and working life artefacts collected from Kodak Australasia in 2005, when the Melbourne manufacturing plant at Coburg closed down.
Description:
Black and white silver gelatin photograph, printed on medium weight paper, landscape format with a white border.
Description Of Content:
In the photograph two men are signing dinner menus at the official table, with a group of men and women standing behind them. Two other men sit either side of the men at the table. Flowers, bottles, ashtrays, glasses and teacups sit on the table, and Australian and American flags hang behind the group on the wall.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Acknowledgement:
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 177 mm (Height), 251 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: dinners, presentations, wars conflicts, military forces
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Kodak Heritage Collection, Baker & Rouse, Kodak Wartime Comforts Fund
Primary Classification: PHOTOGRAPHY
Secondary Classification: Working Life
Tertiary Classification: staff events
People Depicted: Front row seated (left to right); Lattimore, J; Manning, FE; Mitchell, RJ; Lloyd, EA; Back row (looking over Mr Lloyd's shoulder); John Hogarth
Organisations Depicted: Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, Sydney Branch
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1946-1947

Donor's note on date made by D. Allen 14 Oct 1985.
Organisation Depicted: Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1946-1947

Donor's note on date made by D. Allen 14 Oct 1985.

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