Black and white, silver gelatin photograph in a cardboard folder, featuring a group portrait of Kodak Australasia executives and staff at the Hotel Federal in Melbourne, Victoria, December 1957.

Standing, from left to right: Frank Spokes, Graham Jacks, Frank ?, Beu Ax, Keith Laidler, Ernie Van de Velde, Hughie Wagner, George Leggett, George Richardson, Willie Menk, Bill Davies, Victor Bennett, Eric Grumont, Don Ferguson, Percy Sands, Ian McIntosh, Ted Jenkins, Ernie Taylor and Jack Brown. Seated in the front row, second from the left, Basil Lascelles.

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.

This photograph 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.

Description of Content

Group portrait of twenty four men in a room with a long dining table. Seven of the men are seated, the rest are standing. A few have drinks in their hands and the table features a white tablecloth with glasses and cutlery. Photograph is housed in a folder advertising the Hotel Federal at 547 Collins St. Melbourne and on the reverse, the photographer: Glamour Photos with the same address as the hotel.

Physical Description

Black and white, silver gelatin photograph, printed on light weight paper, landscape format with a white border. Photograph is in a yellow and maroon cardboard folder with text advertising the venue and the photographic service.

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