A black and white photograph of a storeman in the product storeroom at the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd warehouse in Brisbane. He is reading the label on a bottle of Kodak photographic chemicals, and other similar products and bottles are laid out on the shelf in front of him.

This photo was taken circa 1976 by Louis Shane Allen (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. He worked in Brisbane for 2 years from 1975 to 1977.

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 man with long hair, wearing a white shirt and jeans holds a plastic bottle in his right hand, reading the label. There are labeled boxes stacked next to him and three shelves of photographic chemical products, including glass bottles of developer and toner.

Physical Description

Square, black & white, silver gelatin photograph with white border.

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