Colour photograph of a Kodak Australasia research laboratory staff member with automated lab equipment. This photograph was likely exhibited in a trade show or factory tour of Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd's Coburg plant, promoting the work of Kodak's Research Laboratory. The photograph features a female Kodak staff member in a lab coat and safety goggles dispensing liquid with a pipette. The caption reads: 'Automated equipment is used to prepare small batches of emulsions with high reproducabillity for experimental coatings'.The poster is made of cardboard with Velcro tabs on the back to attach to a presentation board or carpet board.

There are 8 of these mounted photograph posters in the Kodak Heritage Collection. They were likely exhibited together and tell a story about the different methods and technologies used in Kodak's experimental research division in the early 1990s.

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

A woman with dark hair, white lab coat and safety goggles holds a glass pipette in her right hand. She stands facing a bench covered in wires and lab equipment, with a stainless steel sink in the right-hand foreground. In the background there is a laptop computer on a bench, with scissors, a magnifying glass and a plastic bag. Beyond that is a black door and white wall. Underneath the bench in the background is a large cardboard box.

Physical Description

Colour photograph printed on medium weight paper, landscape format, glued to heavy weight, off-white mounting board with a raised caption, laser printed in red ink, stuck beneath the photograph. There is a Kodak red and yellow 'K' logo glued to the bottom left and a red and yellow graphic of Australia, formed out of the word 'RESEARCH', glued to the bottom right. On the reverse, in each corner, are black Velcro strips.

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