A black and white, half plate negative featuring a studio portrait of a man with a ceremonial collar from the Independent Order of Rechabites. The collar identifies him as a Past Chief Ruler, so was likely taken post 1928, when the term 'Chief Ruler' replaced 'Chief Justice'. The provenance of this image is unclear, but it came from the Kodak corporate museum at Coburg.

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

Head and shoulder portrait of man in suit and ceremonial collar, with thick moustache and curtains visible in background.

Physical Description

Black & white glass negative, half plate, portrait format

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