Black and white, half plate negative featuring a framed photograph in an oval photo mount, of a soldier in Australian Infantry Forces uniform, including the regulation British Service Cap of World War I, circa 1914-1918. He may have some relation to the Independent Order of Rechabites.
The provenance of this image is unclear, but it came from the Kodak corporate museum at Coburg. It is probably a copy negative from the original print in the oval photo mount.
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
Photograph of a framed portrait of a soldier inside an oval cardboard mount. Soldier wears a coat and British Service Cap.
Black & white glass negative, half plate, portrait format
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Negative, Half Plate, Black & White
Engraved: 'To [indistinguishable text]'
Type of item
120 mm (Width), 2 mm (Depth), 164 mm (Height)