Black and white photographic group portrait of the Kodak Australasia Pty 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. The people have been identified on an accompanying piece of paper.
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).
Later, Kodak Australasia won the 1949 C Grade VFASD football premiership, and was quite active in the league in the first half of the 20th century.
This image 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.
Description of Content
Copy print of black and white photograph of three rows of men in Kodak football uniforms, with two men in suits, the one on the far left holding a rolled up pennant. The group stands in front of a timber building with a Member's Only sign on the foot. There is a bicycle parked on the left side.
Black and white photographic print, landscape format, with wide black border. Stapled to the front is a lined paper page with handwritten ink inscriptions
Donation from Terry Yelland, 21 Feb 2013
Place & Date Depicted
Kodak (Australasia) Ltd, 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.
Photograph, Black & White
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
254 mm (Width), 206 mm (Height)