Colour photograph featuring a group portrait of Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd staff at a work conference or workshop, wearing novelty masks (glasses with false eyebrows, noses, moustaches and beards). Seated in the front row are: Donna, Anne, Annette, and Ray Hodges. The man third from the right has been identified as Nigel Foote.

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.

This photograph 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.

Description of Content

A group portrait of men and women behind a desk which is covered with name tags and binders. The first row, seated, includes 3 women and 1 man. The second row, standing, includes 4 men and 2 women. Everyone is wearing a plastic novelty mask of dark glasses with fake facial hair and nose.

Physical Description

Colour photograph on light weight Kodak photographic paper, portrait format. Previously had a sheet of A4 paper with biro, identifying staff members in photograph. This has been removed and disposed of.

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