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Caricature - George Hoven, No 16, 'Warren Adams', Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, 6 Aug 1974 Image Reg. No: MM 132946

Caricature of Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd employee Warren Adams, 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, looking left, drawing on an angled drawing board. The board has an engineering drawing arm attachment. The man wears a shirt and jacket, and holds a pen or pencil with his right 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, 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: 'WARREN ADAMS / 6/8/74.'
Front, top right, black ink, handwritten: '16' (with circle around it)
Front, bottom, middle, right, under caricature, black ink, handwritten: 'GHOVEN' (underlined)
People Depicted: Adams, Warren
Format: Drawing: Black & White
Organisation Depicted: Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Coburg, Victoria, Australia, 06 Aug1974
Artist: Mr George Hoven

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