Black and white photograph featuring a staff portrait of Kodak Ballarat staff posing together out the back of the store, circa 1940. This photograph belonged to Connie Kennedy (nee McIntyre) who was 19 years old when she worked for the store for one year, during World War II.
Pictured, back row, left to right: Nancy Everall, Mr Jackson (manager), Lois Johnson
Pictured, middle row: Joan Boothroyd
Pictured, front row, left to right: Mavis Crosswaite, Connie McIntyre
The Kodak store, located on Sturt Street, processed a large volume of film and some glass plates, many from visiting American soldiers who were billeted with local families. According to Connie, the store processed 100 rolls of film each day. She was in charge of developing and printing and 5 people worked with her. They processed film and glass plates, often without gloves, in a hot shed out the back. Connie went on to a long career in photography studios doing developing and retouching work.
Description of Content
Five women and one man posing in front of a corrugated iron fence. Two girls seated, two people crouching, and two girls standing.
Black and white photograph, landscape format, with white border.
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Photograph, Black & White
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Image Dimensions - Photograph
85 mm (Width), 61 mm (Height)