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Photograph - Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, Kodak Staff At Comforts Fund Event, Abbotsford, Victoria, circa 1942 Image Reg. No: MM 96629

Summary:
Black and white, silver gelatin photograph of staff in costume at a Kodak Comforts Fund event at the Kodak Australasia factory in Abbotsford, Victoria, circa 1942.

The Abbotsford factory was initially the site of the Austral Plate Company, created by Thomas Baker, a pharmaceutical chemist, in 1884. After Baker went into partnership with accountant, John Rouse, to develop the photographic manufacturing company, Baker and Rouse Pty Ltd, they proposed a merger with Eastman Kodak in 1907. In 1908, Australian Kodak Limited was formed and evolved to become what is known today as Kodak Australasia. The Abbotsford site remained the base for the operations of Kodak Australasia until the late 1950s.

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 light weight paper with a white border, landscape format.
Description Of Content:
Six women with arms linked and wearing Hawaiian costume of grass skirts and leis are walking in a garden setting. One man is featured in the photograph, far right, and is wearing a white shirt and pants with an Hawaiian lei and holding a flask.
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: 72 mm (Height), 103 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: functions, staff, war effort, photography, gardens, fundraising, ukulele, world war ii 1939-1945, soldiers comforts
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Kodak Heritage Collection, Baker & Rouse, Baker & Rouse
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Photographic products
Tertiary Classification: staff events
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia, circa 1942

Further research into the actual date of the event required.
Organisation Depicted: Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia, circa 1942

Further research into the actual date of the event required.

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