Black and white 1/4 plate glass negative featuring three women and a man partaking of a picnic under a natural rock shelter on the shore of a river, circa 1900s.
This is one of twelve negatives originally housed in an Imperial Special Rapid Plates box featuring scenes in Sydney and a picnic at an unknown location, presumably in New South Wales or Victoria. The provenance of these images is unclear, but they were housed in the Kodak Museum in a box marked GP68. These negatives are 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
Three women and a man seated under a natural rock overhang. The rock has graffitti on it, including 'ROCKCAMP' and 'DON'T / PLAY / POKER'. River and trees visible in left background.
Black and white 1/4 plate glass negative, landscape format
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Place & Date Depicted
Negative, Quarter Plate, Black & White
Type of item
107 mm (Width), 81 mm (Height)