A black and white, half plate negative featuring a woman writing down her guess for the Lolly or Bean Jar guessing competition. A man with a sash reading 'Official' and a large wooden collection box holds the paper she is signing, and another man holds up a bottle filled with beans or sweets. There is a crowd of men and women around.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.
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Woman signing document on collection box around a man's neck. Women and men look on. Another man, to the left of the image, holds up a bottle filled with lollies or beans.
Black & white glass negative, half plate, portrait format
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
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Negative, Half Plate, Black & White
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