Black and white, half plate negative featuring a studio portrait of a woman with a ceremonial collar from the Independent Order of Rechabites, circa 1930s. The collar identifies her as a Steward. In this image she is smiling slightly.
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
Studio portrait of a woman in an Independent Order of Rechabites ceremonial collar with 'Steward' embroidered between various crests on the collar. In this image she is smiling slightly.
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.
Place & Date Depicted
Negative, Half Plate, Black & White
Type of item
120 mm (Width), 2 mm (Depth), 164 mm (Height)