Summary

Black and white, half plate negative featuring three men under an archway. Each man has a medal on his breast pocket/lapel. The man in the middle holds a small wallet or book. The man on the left is smoking a pipe, and the man on the right is smoking a cigar. These are possibly members of the Independent Order of Rechabites, as there are other photos in this group featuring Rechabite members.

The provenance of this image is unclear, but it came from the Kodak corporate museum at Coburg.

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

Three men under an archway in suits, ties and hats. One man holds a small wallet or book while the other two are smoking - the man on the left smokes a pipe and the man on the right smokes a cigar.

Physical Description

Black & white glass negative, half plate, landscape format

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