A black and white photograph of four male Kodak Australasia staff members working in an open plan office on the 3rd floor of Building 8 in the Kodak factory in Coburg.
This photo was taken in 1966 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
Open plan office with windows along one wall. There are four men in the image, two in jackets and two (in focus in the centre of the shot) in shirt and tie, talking to one another. Desks are covered in papers, folders and stationary. The men in jackets are both writing. There is a coat rack and clock in the centre background, The clock reads ten to nine.
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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