Caricature of an Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd employee drawn by George Hoven in 1974, when George was a contract engineering employee for the company.

This caricature shows a man seated at a music stand with an instrument sitting on his lap and a pen in his hand. It is one of 36 caricatures that George Hoven drew of his colleagues during his time with Kodak Australasia. George enjoyed drawing and created his caricatures unofficially, to entertain himself and his fellow workers.

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 item is related to 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

Man seated on stool in front of a music stand. Pages of music are lying on the floor next to him, and he has an instrument (brass or woodwind) on his lap, and a pen in his right hand. He is wearing a shirt with sleeves rolled up and a tie, and trousers and shoes.

Physical Description

Original caricature - black ink and pencil on cream paper.

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