A photograph of Kodak Australasia employee Les Cook at his desk in the Equipment Store of Building 6, Coburg circa 1986.
This photo was taken by Louis Shane Allan (commonly known as Shane) who worked with the company from 1965 to 2002 in various roles. He started off in planning and stock control, later moving to managing government contracts, before he became Kodak's Ombudsman with the job of resolving difficult problems with customers.
This image was donated as part of the Kodak Oral History Project. It complements the Kodak Heritage 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.
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.Shane worked with the company from 1965 to 2002 in various roles.
Description of Content
Man seated at office desk in a white shirt, his arm raised over his desk. Papers, stamps and office equipment in foreground. In background a woman in blue dress has back to camera, sitting next to a filing cabinet. Window in back of office reflects camera flash.
Colour, landscape format photograph printed on Kodak photographic paper. It features a man at his desk in an office with a woman in the background,
Donation from Shane Allan, 6/11/2013
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Photograph, 5 in. x 3½ in., Colour
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