Black and white, silver gelatin photograph of women assembling Kodak Box Brownie II cameras at the Kodak Australasia factory in Abbotsford, Victoria, 1958-1963.

Kodak manufactured and assembled cameras for a short period in the mid 20th century in Melbourne, but typically imported them from Kodak factories in the USA or the UK.

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 of Content

Two rows of women seated at benches, assembling Kodak cameras. The cameras sit in shallow trays on the bench in front of the women and on stools or trolleys behind the women. Small components are contained in boxes or lie loose on the bench. The women wear aprons tied around their waists. One woman wears a scarf around her neck.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin photograph, printed on medium weight paper, landscape format with a white border.

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