Photograph showing the ceremonial laying of bricks for Building 4 at the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory in Abbotsford, 30 April 1928. In this photograph, which is the sixth in a series of six documenting the event, a man, possibly Thomas Baker or another executive, is shown laying a brick on the ground in the footings of the new building.

Thomas Baker was a pioneer of photographic manufacturing in Australasia. He was the founder of the Austral Laboratory, and then Baker & Rouse, which merged into Kodak Australasia in 1908. Baker remained a director of Kodak Australasia and was an indispensable technical director of manufacturing until his death in 1928.

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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Man in suit and hat is laying a brick in the footings of a new building that is being constructed. There are timber supports and string set up around the footings. A fence is in the background. Several bricks have already been laid on the ground in the corner.

Physical Description

Black and white landscape format print with white border.

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