Black and white photograph of a large group of staff from Kodak Limited, Harrow, England, taken circa 1950s.

The men and women are posed in front of a building, possibly at the Harrow factory or at a hotel for a celebration.

This photograph is related to a number of other photographs and a manuscript written by Margaret D Gauntlett, titled 'A History of Kodak Limited', issued by Kodak Limited in Harrow, United Kingdom, 1978.

Part of a collection of research material and artefacts assembled by former Kodak Australasia employee Nigel Beale while he was writing Kodak's company history in the 1980s.

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, educational, defence, scientific and graphic art professionals who used photography, x-ray and other imaging techniques.

Description of Content

Sixty four men and women seated and standing on the steps in front of a stone building. There is a balcony above the group and a brick fence to the sides, with some of the group spilling out onto the steps and lawn. The men are all wearing suits and the women are wearing dresses and most of them are wearing hats.

Physical Description

Black and white landscape photograph mounted on a piece of cream card, with a hinged cover which is also a piece of cream card, attached with sticky tape along the bottom edge of the photograph mount card. The inscription on the covering piece of card identifies only the men in the photograph, with the exception of one woman added later.

More Information

  • Collection Names

    Kodak Heritage Collection

  • Collecting Areas

    Images & Image Making, Working Life & Trades

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from Barbara Beale, 07 Mar 2012

  • Organisation Depicted

    Kodak Limited, Harrow, England, Great Britain, circa 1950s

  • Format

    Photograph, Black & White

  • Inscriptions

    Inside of cover card, blue ink, handwritten: 'TOP ROW (L-R) MEN ONLY (underlined) / - - SAMPSON GUNN TIGG - WRATTEN CATTERMOLE WOOD MCMASTER AMOR / 2nd Row (L-R) (underlined) / GARDINER KNOT (in black pen, annotated with RUOT?) F.ROBINSON Miss Turner (Blake's secretary) (in pencil, annotated with line indicated her name should be added in) WEST PHILLIPS - ROY - / (SITTING) HARRISON FARROW / 3rd ROW (underlined) / ANROLD HODGE STUARTSMITH (with bracket over it) - CARPENTER BLAKE BRIGHTEN STRINGER / SITTING MIDDLE FRONT (underlined) / FITZPATRICK / FOURTH ROW (SITTING) (underlined) / DAVIS - HEES SPENCER / BOTTOM ROW (underlined) / KING (underneath written (standing)) HARGREAVES - CULLEN PAGE (underneath written (standing))' Back of photograph, upside down, pencil, handwritten: 'TOP ROW: (underlined) / ? ? SAMPSON, GUNN, TIGG, WRATTEN, CATTERMOLE. WOOD, MCMASTER, AMOR / SECOND ROW: (underlined) GARDINER, RUOT, F.ROBINSON, WEST, PHILLIPS, ? ROY. ? (SITTING) HARRISON, FARROW / THIRD ROW: (underlined) / ARNOLD, HODGGE, STUART SMITH ? ? CARPENTER, BLAKE, BRIGHTEN, STRINGER, / SITTING MIDDLE FRONT (underlined) / FITZPATRICK / FOURTH ROW (underlined) / DAVIES. ? MEES. SPENCER / BOTTOM ROW (underlined) / (STANDING) KING, HARGREAVES. ? CULLEN, (STANDING) PAGE'

  • Classification

    Manufacturing & industry, Photographic products

  • Category

    History & Technology

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  • Keywords

    Photography, Manufacturing Plants, Staff, Workers, Portraits, Factories, Executives, Making History - Kodak Collection