Digital photograph featuring Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd female Plate Department staff, sitting in front of the Plate Department building at Kodak's Abbotsford factory, mid 1930s.
The staff are from the Plate Department, where the donor Freda McGregor (later Cuthbert) worked. Freda worked in the Plate Department from 1935 - 1941 but left when she was married. She returned to work during World War II from 1942 - 1945, having been contacted by her former boss after her new husband went to war. Her sister Thelma (later Thelma Sneazwell) worked at Kodak also, in Developing and Printing from 1939 - early 1950s.
Back row, left to right: Muriel Twomey, Ila Clark, Maisie Pollard, Mary Barker, Alice Newman, Thelma Jones, Nancy Cummings, Marjorie Cousens. Front row, left to right: Edna Taylor, Connie Green, Marjorie Bain, Freda McGregor, Marjorie Clark, Bonnie White, Jean Washbourne.
Freda and Thelma have provided the earliest memories of Kodak Australasia working life that has yet been identified. These memories of their work at Kodak's Abbotsford factory are captured in an oral history interview that is also in the collection.
Description of Content
Fifteen women posed in front of a brick building with shrubs and lawn in front of it. Eight women are seated on a bench and seven are sitting on the grass. The woman at back right is wearing a white laboratory coat, and all the women appear to be wearing dresses.
Digital file. Original print was landscape orientation and had white border.
Collected from Mrs Freda Cuthbert, 12/10/2012
Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Abbotsford, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, mid 1930s
The donor began work at Kodak in 1935 and believes this photograph was taken before WWII started, therefore before September 1939.
Back row, left to right:; Twomey, Muriel; Clark, Ila; Pollard, Maisie; Barker, Mary; Newman, Alice; Jones, Thelma; Cummings, Nancy; Cousens, Marjorie; Front row, left to right:; Taylor, Edna; Green, Connie; Bain, Marjorie; McGregor, Freda; Clark, Marjorie; White, Bonnie; Washbourne, Jean
Digital Photograph, Black & White
Back, stamped, top left, upside down, blue ink: 'R [in circle] 23' Back, stamped, top, mmiddle and bottom, black ink: 'VELOX' Back, stamped, middle, black ink: '(in circle) KODAK PRINT (some letters missing)'
Type of item
85 mm (Width), 61 mm (Height)
81 mm (Width), 56 mm (Height)
Image only, without border.