Summary

Black and white, silver gelatin photograph of two women assembling Kodak Box Brownie Flash 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 women are seated at a table and are placing cameras in boxes marked, 'Brownie Flash II, Jubilee'. The woman seated to the left of the table is placing a flash into a box and the box camera is on the table, ready to be inserted into the box. Beside her are several box cameras and in front of her on the table is a pile of product boxes. The woman next to her is holding the lid o one of the boxes. Between both women is a container with numerous flashes. The container has "PRODUCTION" printed on the side. On the table between the women is a wooden, slotted container with what appears to be small light bulbs.

Physical Description

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

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