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Caricature - George Hoven, No 12, 'Dave Blyth', Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, 1 Oct 1974 Image Reg. No: MM 132942

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

This caricature 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 standing sideways looking left, holding a piece of paper in his left hand. He is wearing shirt, tie, waistcoat, trousers and shoes, and is bald aside from hair on the side and back of his head.
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, 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, pencil, handwritten: 'DAVE BLYTH. / 1-10-74.'
Front, top right, black ink, handwritten: '12' (with circle around it)
Front, bottom, middle, black ink, handwritten: 'GHOVEN.' (underlined)
People Depicted: Blyth, Dave
Format: Drawing: Black & White
Organisation Depicted: Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Coburg, Victoria, Australia, 01 Oct 1974
Artist: Mr George Hoven

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