Black and white photograph of the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd processing lab, likely on Hay Street, Perth. It features the working area with 7 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.

This is one of 3 photographs of the Perth facilities, printed at Illustrations Ltd, 870 Hay Street Perth. These photographs were contained within a box of other Kodak Branch negatives and photographs, where there were also 3 matching numbered negatives.

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 photographic print, full plate, landscape format.

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