Black and white photographic group portrait of the Kodak (Australasia) Limited football team, post 1908. The team was based at Kodak's Abbotsford factory.
There are 18 players and two others in suits, posing for the portait in front of a member's only stand.
Back row, starting 3rd from the left: Fred Howell, Percy Minter, John Walker, Sam White, Arthuer Bennel/Norm Jacks?, Jonathon Monteith.
Middle Row, starting 3rd from left: Jack Lewis, Les Stott?, Leo Shibson, Ged Goble?, unidentified.
Front row, 2nd from left: Wal Edwards. Front Row, far right: Bill Morgan?
A man, possibly Alf Hogg, is holding a cricket bat, suggesting this team played various sports aside from football. He appears in other football photographs, suggesting he may be the coach or a Kodak executive supporting the team. See MM 155011 (man with moustache standing at far left).
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 a football team. The men are wearing a dark polo jersey top with "KODAK" printed in white and white long shorts. Five men are seated cross-legged in the front row. Third man from the left is holding a football with "KODAK" printed on it. In the second row, seven men are crouching. The two men at either end of the second row are wearing suits. Eight men are standing in the back row. In the background is a wooden building. Man at left front is holding a cricket bat.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph printed on light weight paper, landscape format. Proof copy.
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Place & Date Depicted
Abbotsford, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1911
Kodak as a company was not established until 1908 so this image must date after this, and it is likely that it took several years to get the football team playing so the image potentially wasn't taken until circa 1911.
Proof, Black & White
The people have been identified on an accompanying piece of paper attached to identical image MM138222.
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
204 mm (Width), 125 mm (Height)