Black and white film negative of the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd processing lab, likely on Hay Street, Perth. It features the working area with seven women and two men at work. Women are splicing and sorting photographs and a man is retrieving large sheets of products from a drying or hanging rack.The number 10319-3 is inscribed on the outer edge of the negative.

This is one of three, numbered negatives of the Perth facilities contained within a box of Kodak Branch negatives and photographs. There are also three photographic prints of the images, produced at Illustrations Ltd, 870 Hay Street Perth

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

Large room with several workbenches and workstations. Women are seated and standing at work areas sorting and splicing photographs. One man in the background, stands in the doorway facing the camera. Another, with his back to the camera, is either removing or collecting product from a drying rack. There are 7 women and 2 men.

Physical Description

Black and white negative, cellulose nitrate; portrait format with two triangular notches in upper corner.

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