Black and white lantern slide, featuring a photograph of a man standing in front of a Kodak Australasia Limited delivery truck, advertising the company's retail store in the Block Arcade, Melbourne. This image would have been taken circa 1910 - 1920 but it is unknown whether the lantern slide was made at this time.

This image 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.

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.

Description of Content

A man in grey coat, vest and flat cap stands in front of a large truck with 'Kodak Australasia Limited / Take A Kodak With You/ "Block" Melbourne' written on the side. The ground is wet and reflective. In the background is a large garage or stables.

Physical Description

Standard square(3¼ x 3¼ inch square) lantern slide of a black and white photographic image. It comprises of one pane of clear glass which bears the emulsion and the image and a second pane of clear glass to protect the image. There is a black paper window mount between the two panes of glass, framing the image.The two panes are sealed with black paper edge-binding strips.

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