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Photograph - Kodak Limited, Kodak Football Team, Abbotsford, Victoria, circa 1908 Image Reg. No: MM 96639

Summary:
Black and white silver gelatin photograph of the Kodak Football Team, Kodak Australasia, Abbotsford, Victoria, circa 1908.

Top left, standing in the back row of the photograph is Jack Lewis (with moustache) and to his left, Lewis Lewis.

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 medium weight paper, landscape format.
Description Of Content:
Group portrait of sixteen men wearing Kodak football jumpers and white shorts. In the front row, four men are seated, in the second row are seated five men and standing in the back row are seven men with their hands behind their backs. The group is posed in front of a wooden building.
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: 86 mm (Height), 137 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Measurement of photograph, not board it is attached to

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Tagged with: sporting teams, sportsmen, football, portraits, making history - kodak collection
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Leisure Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Kodak Heritage Collection, Baker & Rouse, Baker & Rouse
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Photographic Products
Tertiary Classification: workers
Inscriptions: Front, top left hand corner of backing board, handwritten, pen: 'jack' (with arrow pointing to man with moustache) and initials, 'L.L' above photograph and written on the photograph. Beneath photograph: 'KODAK FOOTBALL/TEAM EARLY/1900'S/JACK LEWIS (WITH MO)/+/LEWIS LEWIS (NEXT TO HIM).
People Depicted: Lewis, Jack; Lewis, Lewis
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia, circa 1908

Inscription states, 'Early 1900s'. Given the name 'Kodak' on the jumpers and the inscription, the estimated date is at the time that Australian Kodak Limited was registered as a company.
Organisation Depicted: Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900

Inscription states, 'Early 1900s'. Given the name 'Kodak' on the jumpers and the inscription, the estimated date is at the time that Australian Kodak Limited was registered as a company.

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