Caricature of Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd employee George Hoven, drawn by himself, in 1974, when George was a contract engineering employee for the company.
This caricature 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 standing sideways, facing left. He is wearing a shirt, tie, trousers and shoes, and holds a Polaroid camera in his hands. At bottom of the drawing is a cartoon of portraits on pages coming to life, with two fighting, and one of the fighters stating 'I wished he put a film in that damn camera'.
Original caricature - black ink and pencil on cream paper.
Donation from Mr George Hoven, 6/09/2012
Drawing, Black & White
Front, top left, black ink, handwritten: G. HOVEN' Front, top right, black ink, handwritten: '34' (with circle around it) Front, bottom middle, under man's right arm, black ink, handwritten: 'GHOVEN.' (underlined) Front, bottom left, black ink, handwritten: 'I WISHED HE PUT A FILM IN THAT DAMN CAMERA'
Type of item
205 mm (Width), 251 mm (Height)
Dimensions for original artwork.