A black and white photograph of a Kodak Australasia staff member, identified as John Laing, drinking from a coffee cup at his desk in Building 8 of the Kodak factory in Coburg, around 1969-1970.

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

A bearded man in shirt and tie seated at an office desk holding a white coffee cup up in his left hand. He is seated in an open plan office in front of some cupboards, office equipment and a glass partition, with a window on the right side of the photograph.

Physical Description

Black & white, landscape format silver gelatin photograph with white border.

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