Summary

A colour booklet produced by Eastman Kodak Company promoting the different research fields at the Rochester Research Laboratory. The booklet has colour and black and white photographs throughout.

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.

Physical Description

Glossy colour paper booklet. Twenty pages bound in a cardboard cover with an image of the entranceway to Eastman Kodak Research Laboratories, Rochester, illuminated at night on the front.

Significance

This item enhances our understanding of photographic manufacturing and retailing in Australia, and highlighs the global nature of the Kodak company. It specifically traces the history of Kodak and its research endeavours around the world, in this case at head office in Rochester, USA. Not only were achievements in photographic research in Kodak labs around the world were relevant to Kodak manufacturing and consumer success in Australia, but these labs dotted around the world in Kodak's network provided potential career development opportunities for Australians.

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