Photograph of Mr. Thomas Baker in 1926. This photograph was taken only 2 years before his sudden death at age 78. He was still actively involved as Managing Director at this time.

Thomas Baker was an Australian entrepreneur who pioneered photographic manufacturing in Australasia. He was the founder of the Austral Laboratory, and then Baker & Rouse. The latter was a business which dominated the Australian photographic manufacturing industry in the late 19th and early 20th century, and merged into Australian Kodak Limited in 1908. Baker remained a director of Kodak Australasia and was technical director of manufacturing until his death in December 1928.

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Head and shoulder portrait of elderly man in suit and bow tie.

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Black and white photograph mounted in arched window in grey-green card.

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