Black and white, glass plate negative of the Kodak Australasia Ltd Football Team, circa 1911.
There are 18 players and two others in suits, posing for the portait in front of a member's only stand.
Back row, starting 3rd from the left: Fred Howell, Percy Minter, John Walker, Sam White, Arthuer Bennel/Norm Jacks?, Monteith.
Middle Row, starting 3rd from left: Jack Lewis, Les Stott?, Leo Shibson, Ged Goble?, unidentified.
Front row, 2nd from left: Wal Edwards. Far right: Bill Morgan?
A man, possibly Alf Hogg, is holding a cricket bat, suggesting this team played various sports aside from football. He appears in other football photographs, suggesting he may be the coach or a Kodak executive supporting the team. See MM 155011 (man with moustache standing at far left).
This image is part of the Kodak 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
20 men (18 in Kodak football uniforms and 2 in suits) posing for a group portrait in front of a timber building with a 'Members Only' on the door. There are trees and a bike visible on the left side of the image. Five men are seated cross-legged in the front row. Third man from the left is holding a football with "KODAK" printed on it. In the second row, seven men are crouching. Eight men are standing in the back row. Man at left front is holding a cricket bat.
Black and white silver gelatin glass negative, half plate, landscape format The people have been identified on an accompanying piece of paper associated with identical image MM138222 that has probably been printed from this negative.
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Place & Date Depicted
Abbotsford, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1911
Kodak as a company was not established until 1908 so this image must date after this, and it is likely that it took several years to get the football team playing so the image potentially wasn't taken until circa 1911. There was some suggestion that this image was dated 1914 but it is unconfirmed.
Glass Negative, Half Plate, Black & White
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Negative/s
164 mm (Width), 120 mm (Height)