Photograph of a welcome home dinner held at the Windsor Hotel in 1935, for Kodak Australasia staff, Dr Lewis and Mr Jonathon Monteith, who had just returned from a trip overseas to Eastman Kodak in Rochester, United States of America, to look at the processing and developing techniques of an early form of Kodachrome film. The guests were all men, executives and managers of Kodak Australasia.
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
Framed photograph featuring a large group of men, dressed in tuxedos, gathered around dining tables in a horseshoe shape, in a formal dining room. Some men are sitting, some are standing. On the back wall is a landscape photograph of a factory and portraits of two men (John Joseph (JJ) Rouse and Thomas Baker) on either side of this. There are three pendant lights suspended from the ceiling.
Black and white, silver gelatin, landscape photograph with thin white border.
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Place & Date Depicted
Windsor Hotel, 111 Spring Street, Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1935
Date and people's names provided by Mr Noel Monteith, son of Jonathon Monteith and also a long-term Kodak employee himself. Also see supplementary file for MM99452 containing a typed key to the photograph. Letter dated 08/12/1977.
Photograph, Black & White
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
313 mm (Width), 236 mm (Height)