Album showcasing the 'Dealers' Receiving & Despatching Section', issued by Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd for the Adelaide Finishing Department, May 1939.
The album features an index and photographs, and includes photographs of the work areas that deal with orders for City Dealers, Suburban Dealers, Harringtons, and Country Dealers. It is noted that the floor space of the Finishing Department was 18 feet x 16 feet.
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.
Album of 8 pages and covers, bound with two small metal posts, with heavy ivory card for front and back covers. The front has a Kodak logo and text handwritten in black ink. Includes one piece of white paper with black typed text at the front, followed by six black and white photographs, inscribed with the numbers 1 -11 handwritten in pen. A piece of card with cloth binding on the bottom is the last page, used to support the photographs.
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Place & Date Issued
Photograph, Black & White
Front cover, top left, hand-drawn, black ink: 'K' (in circle) Front cover, middle, hand-written, black ink: 'ADELAIDE FINISHING DEPT' Front cover, bottom right, hand-written, black ink: 'Dealers' Receiving & / Despatching Section. / May 1939'
Type of item
254 mm (Width), 18 mm (Depth), 136 mm (Height)
Depth at greatest point is 10 mm, where front cover flares up, but at smallest point at binding, is 6 mm.