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Images & Image Making Collection
Image: Poster - 'Double Your Week-End Fun, Go with a Kodak', 1930s
Source: Museum Victoria
Encompassing more than 300,000 images relating to all aspects of Victoria's history, and more than 1,000 artefacts relating to photography and image production generally, this is the largest collection within the History and Technology Collection.
The collection focuses on heritage images relating to the history of Victoria, and the history of image making in Victoria, from European settlement onwards. Images within the collection reflect all curatorial areas including engineering, transport, sustainability, information and communication, domestic and community life, immigration, working lives, public and institutional life, design, cultural diversity, clothing and textiles, medicine in society, and sciences.
Significant collections and items
- Kodak Australasia Heritage Collection & Baker and Rouse Collection: 1,000s of photographs, advertising material, photographic products and factory floor artefacts.
- McKay Archive: 25,000 images, 600 negatives and 19 films.
- Melbourne Observatory: astronomical and operations photographs.
- Biggest Family Album in Australia & Melbourne's Biggest Family Album: about 10,000 images of everyday life.
- International Harvester: more than 900 glass negatives, around 60,000 film negatives and prints, over 200 albums and about 40 scrapbooks relating to the manufacture and sales of agricultural equipment, motor trucks and construction equipment.
- Vickers Ruwolt: over 1,000 glass plate negatives documenting one of Australia's major heavy engineering firms, 1920s-1960s.
- A.J. Campbell: more than 2500 photographs and negatives by the noted Australian ornithologist and field naturalist.
- Laurie Richards: 85,000 negatives documenting corporate and retail life, 1950s-1970s.
- State Electricity Commission of Victoria: over 3500 negatives and 1,000 photographs documenting the power industry, 1870s-1980s.
- Jim Payens Aerial Photography: several thousand negatives and one of the aerial cameras used by Jim Payens to take them. They document Victoria's development from the air, with a focus on industry, during the 1950s to the early 1970s.
- Science Museum of Victoria: over 10,000 negatives depicting collection objects, events, exhibitions, visitors and staff.
- Spotswood Pumping Station: 300 photographs.
- Francis: internationally significant pre-cinema and cinema images and technologies, from the 18th and 19th centuries.
- William S Anderson: over 1,000 images of Lorne and Great Ocean Road, and his camera, 1898-1940.
- Kodak No. 1 camera (1888) and artefacts reflecting the evolution of Kodak camera innovation.
- Sutton panoramic camera and wet plate curved glass negatives taken with it in the mid 19th century by Richard Daintree, a pioneer of Australian fieldwork photography.
- Gernsheim Collection
Items per page: 10 50 (showing 31 - 40) 320 items
A Fuda Color film cartridge, ASA 100 speed in original cardboard carton. This film was made in China by Xiamen Photographic Materials Company Limited (XPMC), who were under license from ...Images: 3
Invitation, off-white with gold lettering. The invitation is to the official opening of the Kodak factory in Coburg, April 1961. Construction of the Kodak factory complex in Coburg be ...Images: 1
Imperial brand box camera and case, brought to Australia by Stanley Hathaway when he migrated from England in 1951. Stanley used the camera to record family holidays and the building of ...Images: 3
A certificate from the Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association Incorporated (PACIA), issued to Kodak Australasia certifying their membership, set to expire on 30 June 2005. This ...Images: 1
This sketchbook belonged to Walter Baldwin Spencer during part of his time at Exeter College, Oxford. It includes sketches from around Oxford and views from the college but much of the ...Images: 10
A framed certificate from the State Training Board of Victoria to Kodak Australasia, listing Kodak's scope of registration as a registered private provider of vocational education and t ...Images: 1
Framed certificate from the Baker Medical Research Institute to Kodak Australasia recognising their financial support for the Institute's research into the causes and prevention of card ...Images: 1
Framed certificate from Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd awarded to Anne Murray in recognition of ongoing dedication and participation in the Kodak Quality Day, awarded in 1996. It is signed b ...Images: 1
This sign, from the Kodak Australasia factory at Coburg, directed Kodak employees to the 'Wak Trak', a walking track created specifically for employees to keep them physically active an ...Images: 1
Black plastic framed certificate of appreciation awarded to Kodak Australasia by the Victorian branch of the Heart Foundation in recognition of Kodak's support during Heartweek (April 2 ...Images: 1