Alternative Name(s): Photograph Envelope; Negative Sleeve
Protective cardboard red and yellow photographic print and negative folder, or envelope, produced by Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd in a limited edition Olympic themed run for the Melbourne Olympic Games in 1956.
Donated by Brian Phillipson who worked with Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd for 36 years from 1955 to 1990. Brian worked in paper coating at Abbotsford, then Stores, after which he spent 22 years developing safe lighting technology for use in the darkened environment required for photographic product manufacture and finishing at the Coburg factory.
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.
Printed in two-colour red and black ink on yellow/buffed coloured cardboard stock. Front and back cover feature a stylised diagonal image of the flaming Olympic torch and small scenes of athletes preforming a variety of sports, over alternating red and buff rectangular pattern. Inside black text is written on both envelope flaps.
Donation from Brian Phillipson, 12 Dec 2013
Front, printed: 'KODAK' [black ink] / 'PRINTS' [red ink] at top left and 'OLYMPIC / GAMES' [reversed in buff unprinted letters over red background] Front, handwritten, pencil: 'WOODIE / 6/-' Back, stamped: '53' Back, handwritten, pencil: '91963'
Type of item
93 mm (Width), 140 mm (Height)
Advertising, Commemorations, Negatives, Olympic Games: Melbourne, 1956, Packaging, Photographic Accessories, Photographic Film, Photographic Processing, Photographic Products, Photographs, Photography, Promotional Materials, Retailing