Black and white, half plate negative featuring two women standing in a garden, with a dog at their feet and some sort of cloth backdrop arranged behind them. This was likely taken circa 1910s. They 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
Two women standing in a garden against a cloth backdrop printed with an image of glass mullioned windows and plants, like a conservatory. There is a dog, seemingly some sort of Collie, at their feet. The women wear long skirts and long sleeved blouses.
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
Type of item
120 mm (Width), 2 mm (Depth), 164 mm (Height)