A black and white photograph of Kodak Australasia staff member James Dawson seated at his office desk 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

A man in glasses, suit and tie reads at his office desk. He is in the foreground, out of focus. The background, in focus, features male employees at their desks with patterned office partitions arranged around the furniture.

Physical Description

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

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