Summary

Black and white photograph featuring an outdoor group portrait of nine women, probably Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd workers, presumably at the Abbotsford factory, circa 1940s.

This item is part of a collection of research material and artefacts assembled by former Kodak Australasia employee Nigel Beale while he was writing Kodak's company history in the 1980s.

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, educational, defence, scientific and graphic art professionals who used photography, x-ray and other imaging techniques.

Description of Content

A group portrait, taken outside next to a shelter, of nine (9) women (probably Kodak employees). One woman kneels at the front, three women are seated and five women stand at the back. A person wearing jumper and shorts can be glimpsed in the left background wheeling a bicycle. Hair styles and dress indicate this was taken in the 1940s.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph.

Significance

This item enhances our understanding of photographic manufacturing and retailing in Australia, and specifically traces the history of Kodak and its workforce in Australia, bringing the factory workers to life through a visual medium. This particular image highlights the women workers at the Kodak factory.

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