Summary

Black and white, quarter plate copy negative of a female factory worker at a machine, looking through a viewfinder. She is wearing coveralls and a hair net, and next to her seat is a large box full of film spools labelled 'For Film Spools Only / Received 5.18.39'. This is likely taken at the Kodak factory in Rochester, USA.

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

Woman seated at factory workstation with large winding machine in front of her feeding film into a bin. There is a box full of film spools next to her. Woman is wearing coveralls.

Physical Description

Black & white glass negative, quarter plate, landscape format.

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