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Caricature - George Hoven, No 2, 'John Koster', Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, 1974 Image Reg. No: MM 132932

Caricature of Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd employee John Koster, drawn by George Hoven in 1974, when George was a contract engineering employee for the company.

This caricature shows John Koster sitting down smoking a cigarette, holding a packet of cigarettes in his hand. It is one of 36 caricatures that George Hoven drew of his colleagues during his time with Kodak Australasia. George enjoyed drawing and created his caricatures unofficially, to entertain himself and his fellow workers.

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 item is related to 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.
Original caricature - black ink and pencil on cream paper.
Description Of Content:
Man sitting with cigarette in his mouth, holding packet of cigarettes in his right hand and a book in his left hand.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr George Hoven, 2012
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 251 mm (Height), 205 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Dimensions for original artwork.

More information

Tagged with: art, manufacturing, factories, manufacturing workers, drawings, work, cartoons, photographic supplies, workplace anecdotes, making history - kodak collection
Themes this item is part of: Baker & Rouse, Images & Image Making Collection, Kodak Heritage Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Photographic Products
Tertiary Classification: workers
Inscriptions: Front, top left, black ink, handwritten: 'JOHN KOSTER'
Front, top right, black ink, handwritten: '2' (with circle around it)
Front, bottom middle, under caricature, black ink, handwritten: 'GHOVEN.' (underlined)
People Depicted: Koster, John
Format: Drawing: Black & White
Organisation Depicted: Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Coburg, Victoria, Australia, 1974
Artist: Mr George Hoven

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