Scrapbook that was compiled by Kodak Australasia. It contains approximately 202 archival items produced in 1955-58.

They include promotional leaflets for Kodak products. The products and subjects include cameras, camera accessories and equipment, film, film projectors and educational information on using Kodak products. The leaflets relate to Christmas and other Kodak gift ideas. For example 'Give Kodak hobby gifts to create a life time of interest!' and 'Kodak gifts say "Open me first!"' Other special promotions include the Melbourne 1956 Olympic games: "FREE trip to the Olympic Games, with trip, fares, accommodation and attendance paid, for the winner of the Kodak snapshot contest.' This competition was organised by The Chuckler's Weekly for young 'chucklers' between the ages of thirteen to sixteen to enter. This advertisement is located on page 42 of the scrapbook. The promotional materials range in size from 113 x 82 mm to 342 x 257 mm.

Advertising materials relate to the following publications:
Adelaide Stock & Station Journal, Australasian Post, Country Life Stock & Station Journal, People, The Australian Women's Weekly, The Australian Worker, The Bulletin, The Chronicle, The Chuckler's Weekly, The Farmer and Settler, The Farmer's Weekly, The Land, The Leader, The Weekly Times, Weekend, Weekend Mail, Woman, Woman's Day, Woman's Day and Home, Woman's Day with Woman, Women's Weekly.

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 scrapbook 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.

Physical Description

Large paper rectangular scrapbook with 95 pages plus front and back cover containing newspaper and magazine advertisements. Scrapbook is unfinished with a number of pages left blank at the end. Cover is cream paper as are the pages inside, bound with cardboard and 6 staples. The clippings are mostly printed on cream coloured newspaper quality paper, in black and white but occasionally in colour. Often there are multiple copies of the same advertisement, all are adhered with glue and are still quite firmly attached. Many of the clippings have the journal/newspaper source and date typed onto them. The scrapbook pages have been numbered by hand with blue ink, along with the source of the clippings at the top of the page. A hand written index is located on the inside front cover.

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