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

This caricature shows a man looking at a poster listing the 'trades on strike'. The caption says 'Carry on Clyde'. It 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.

Description of Content

Man standing sideways, looking left, with a bundle of rolled drawings, a house model and a pipe with a tap on the end, under his left arm. He is looking at a poster pinned to a wall that says 'Trades on strike, Carpenters, No cement, Plumbers, Bricklayers, Fitters, Carry on Clyde'. The man is wearing glasses, a jacket, trousers and shoes.

Physical Description

Original caricature - black ink and pencil on cream paper.

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