A black and white photograph of Kodak Australasia staff member Graeme Brown, eating a piece of cake at his desk in Building 8 of the Kodak factory in Coburg.
This photo was taken around 1969 to 1970 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.
Description of Content
Man in shirt and tie seated at an office desk eating a piece of cake. He is at a desk with a phone and paper on it, in an open plan office with male and female staff visible in the background, in front of a row of windows. There is a large pole visible in the left background and a filing cabinet on the right side.
Black & white, landscape format silver gelatin photograph with white border.
Donation from Shane Allan, 6/11/2013
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Photograph, 5 in. x 3½ in., Black & White
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